SALEM — Survey questions on school uniforms are arriving at homes this week in backpacks and mailboxes.
The forms were handed out Monday to elementary students and mailed to the homes of middle school students.
Parents are being asked 10 questions, in English and Spanish, about the possibility of wearing uniforms in Salem schools. Among the questions are whether parents feel uniforms will "positively impact the school atmosphere," or if they reduce "the competition in the wearing of brand-name clothing."
Salem is considering uniforms as one of many efforts to improve the school system, which is under pressure from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to make changes and raise scores on the state MCAS exam.
The forms are due back by Monday.
Each school will compile its own vote and report the information to Superintendent Stephen Russell. No decisions have been made on adopting school uniforms.