The "Dress for Success" policy is designed to keep students focused on classroom activities and to make it easier for families to provide clothing conducive to the learning atmosphere at the schools they attend. It also helps to eliminate some of the rivalry that takes place regarding clothing items at school, and provides for a safer learning environment. Principals at schools who have uniform policies will still have the latitude to determine special spirit days which would call for school logo clothing; or free-dress days. The decision for a school to adhere to or not adhere to the EVSC’s Dress for Success Policy, was based solely on each individual school community. Parents, staff, and students were a part of the decision making process at each school.