LANCASTER - At the beginning of Tuesday night's Garrard County Board of Education meeting, Greg Crutchfield dropped a small, two-word bomb: "school uniforms."
The seemingly unscripted moment came during the usually dull time reserved for board member discussion.
"I guess I kind of wonder what everybody thinks about it," Crutchfield said.
One by one, the other members of the board registered their approval. The discussion was in no way a vote to impose uniforms or even to suggest that they become district policy. It was largely an idea being run up the clothesline.
"We need public input on this," Crutchfield said. "It's not something we want to push down someone's throat."
But the enthusiasm with which the topic was discussed showed that it would receive a friendly hearing if it ever made it to the board for consideration. "As far as I'm concerned, it's almost a no-brainer," said Gary Oliver. "I've felt that way for a long time."