Monday, November 20, 2017


Bridgeport Board of Education   

" Make the Grade" Opportunity Middle School

160 Iranistan Ave

  Bridgeport, CT 06604


Eric Graf  

Supervisor of Alternative Education

Phone: (203) 275-2192

 Fax: (203)  



September 1, 2011


Welcome Again!


As you are aware on November 10, 2008 the Bridgeport Board of Education approved a mandatory school uniform policy was officially  enacted in August 2009.


One of the objectives of the Uniform Policy is; by wearing their school uniforms, students will become part of a team. It is this team effort that Bridgeport Public Schools' hopes will help students experience a greater sense of school pride and belonging and promote academic excellence.


I have provided excepts of the policy for your review. Please place close attention to:

  • the date ALL students are expected to be uniform compliant (in complete uniform) and

  • the sequence of administrative responses or consequences for non-compliance





2a. Parental Responsibility


It is the responsibility of parent/legal guardian to ensure that their child/children dress in compliance with the requirements of this policy.


3. Mandatory School Uniform for Bridgeport School Students, Grades PK-8


Only [uniform] pullover or cardigan sweaters in the solid colors of Navy or Tan (no patterns) without hoods or decorations or wording will be allowed. Individual schools may choose an additional authorized color for sweaters, vest and blazers.


4. Compliance.

(1) First Offense: Verbal counseling and notification to parent/legal guardian.


(2) Second Offense: Written warning and notification to parent/legal guardian.


(3) Third Offense: Written warning and a mandatory meeting between the Principal and the parent/legal guardian to explain School Attire Policy and obtain compliance.


(4) Fourth and Subsequent Offenses: At the principal's discretion, attendance at special programs and activities may be forfeited or withheld until the student comes to school in uniform. If the foregoing disciplinary measures do not achieve compliance with the School Attire Policy, the principal may impose stronger discipline.


(5) The principal of each school will provide standardized letters to be utilized for student warnings and notifications to parent/legal guardian.



School Colors are Burgundy, Navy (dark) Blue and White.


 If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the school. 





Eric Graf