- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

OZARK, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama school system in changing its policy on prom attendance after criticism last year.

The Dothan Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1Jm1Y7h) that the Ozark City Schools system was criticized last year when officials wouldn’t allow a father who wanted to escort his daughter to the event. The system eventually allowed the father to escort his daughter to a portion of a prom-related event.

The Dothan newspaper reports that school administrators are writing new rules regarding the age of participants.

Under the new rules, prom attendees must be at least in the ninth grade and less than 21 years old. The rules allow a parent or adult to escort a student during the prom “lead out” with approval of the superintendent.

School officials say the rules are needed to keep students safe.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle, https://www.dothaneagle.com

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