"They should be shopping as soon as they can get in the car," said Karen Renee, owner of K. Renee's Uniform Closet in Tulsa.
Karen said, whether it is is her store or others in town, TPS parents need to start their back-to-school shopping as soon as they can.
In February, the TPS school board approved a uniform policy for all high schools. The decision will be implemented for the 2012-2013 school year. The district said they made the decision to help boost student performance and decrease discipline problems.
Karen said the uniform options, choice for layaway and clearance items, will dwindle as the summer passes by. Karen said parents who are looking for deals or want to pay in small increments, should start looking now.
"Too late would be a week before school or a couple of weeks before schools starts."
Karen said she advises parents to purchase three to four shirts and at least two pairs of pants or shorts for small children.
Miya Breckenridge has a son in kindergarten. She said she got a crash course in uniform shopping a few weeks before school started last year.
"It was first come, first serve, otherwise you had to order them on line." Miya said she won't make the same mistake twice and has already bought a couple pairs of pants and polo shirts for her son. "The game plan right now is just hitting the stores early."
Many Tulsans will hold out and make school purchases during the tax free weekend.
Specific details on what colors and styles are acceptable at each schools is available on TPS' website.