Mark Blankenship was appointed to the school board earlier this year.  Now he hopes voters will elect him.

On Lubbock’s First News on KFYO, he was asked if a change that made the dress code more lenient – a change made before he was on the board -- was a mistake.

“I think it probably was,” Blankenship said.  “What parents want to do with their kids outside of school hours I think is their business.  But in a school, I think it’s appropriate to have some sort of dress code.  Where the district is trying to go now is to be consistent with other districts in our area.