Scrutiny has been heaped upon the Breckenridge ISD's Board of Trustees.
Some of it warranted and at other times, a simple side effect of just being in the crosshairs of the taxpayers. However, there is one subject that I feel that needs less scrutiny by members of the board.
At the Feb. 10 special board meeting, trustees discussed school colors and if they were properly displayed on uniforms of some of the extracurricular activities.
Breckenridge ISD's official school colors are green and white. Everyone in “Buckaroo captivity” is well aware of that.
Uniforms, from cheerleaders to band to athletics, have been green and white.
However, some of the accented colors, such as gray or black are being used on some uniforms, much to the dismay of some of the school board members.
A talk with Athletic Supply salesman Rich Kitchens, who hails from Breckenridge, said “Buckaroo green” or kelly green is one of the hardest colors to find when it comes to ordering uniforms.
Kitchens said some styles do not come in kelly green while others have to be special ordered, which means paying a higher price, which would, more than likely, ruffle some feathers.
“Just because you see someone playing college football or basketball on television in kelly green doesn't necessarily mean that it can be worn in Breckenridge, Texas,” Kitchens said.
My question is—has it really come to this? Are our board members really supposed to be the uniform police? BHS principal Bryan Dieterich tried his best to answer the question about why volleyball teams wear black Spandex bottoms without being too graphic when it came to high school girls.
Bodies of a 15-18 year-old girl go through worlds of changes and coaches are aware of that.
So, they take measures to ensure that their players are comfortable in their uniforms while representing their families and their school. For some reason, it never registered. Gosh, Mr. Editor, you're being kinda harsh, some of you might say.
Well, I have a daughter. And, I fully understood what Dieterich was trying to say. Also, discussion on the uniforms worn by the “Pom Squad” that cheers during the basketball season.
Dieterich said the uniforms worn by the squad were worn to be in line with the Spandex bottoms the girls were wearing. In a nutshell, I think we have bigger fish to fry.
School policy dictates that the school colors are green and white.
Uniforms for activities have to be school-board approved and have to show the school colors. That's fine. But, let's think a little outside of the box. It's 2014—not 1970.
Styles change. Athletes change. Band members change. Cheerleaders change.
If a kid wants to wear a shirt that might be gray, but has Breckenridge High School splashed all over it, then let's support them. I was always taught you played for your family and the name on the front of the jersey, which normally said “Breckenridge.” And, in my opinion, it shouldn't matter what color it is.