Lorain City Schools have instated a new dress code, and the Cleveland Browns are helping out by providing uniforms to over 1,500 Lorain City Schools students.
The district said it is beginning the Titan Pride Apparel Equity Program with the hopes of providing a set of uniforms to every student at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. The "Titan Pride Packages" will include three polo shirts with the Lorain Titans shield and sword logo, two pairs of pants, a belt and one Titan Pride T-shirt.
The packages are being offered at a discounted price of $54 plus $5 shipping for youth sizes and $60.50 plus $5 shipping for adult sizes, the district said. Families looking to take advantage of the discount before the sales tax holiday can visit the Lorain City Schools website.
The Cleveland Browns have offered to support this program by providing 1,500 students with the "Titan Pride Package," Lorain City Schools said. Through the Browns' contribution, 10,500 garments will be distributed to students in kindergarten through ninth grade by the start of the school year, according to the district.
The contribution is being made through the Cleveland Browns Give Back program, which ensures that the youth of Northeast Ohio receive the education and development they need to maintain a foundation for independence and success, according to the program's website.
The district said 100 percent of its students qualify for free and reduced lunch, and 39 percent of students are chronically absent. The district said it hopes that by instating uniforms and having them provided to students, absences will be drastically reduced.
The district said it would like to close the attendance gap for all of its students and is looking for individuals, groups and organizations to show their support by sponsoring this program. Anyone interested should contact Chief of Staff Elena Gonzalez by phone at 440-830-4000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.