Student Dress Code



Parents/Legal guardians and students have the right to determine how students will dress and adorn themselves provided that such attire/adornment is not destructive to school property; complies with reasonable requirements for health and safety; and does not interfere with or disrupt the educational process or environment or pose a likelihood of such interference or disruption.

The administration is authorized to establish administrative rules and regulations to provide guidance to students and parents/legal guardians as to proper student attire and to inform students and parents/legal guardians as to the actions that will be taken when a student’s dress does not meet the stated requirements.

In an effort to improve discipline, reduce disruptions and distractions, encourage attendance and generally enhance the learning environment, the board will permit individual schools in the district to implement a student uniform program. No school will deny a student attendance or penalize a student in any way for failure to wear a uniform based on reasons of financial hardship. Each school that implements a student uniform program will have a plan in place for any parent/legal guardian who cannot afford to purchase a uniform.



Moderation and modesty should govern student dress. Clothing, accessories or hair should not be so extreme or inappropriate to the school setting as to disrupt the educational process. Therefore, students will follow these rules.
  • Provocative and suggestive clothing is not permitted (tight fitting, plunging necklines, etc.).
  • Garments worn on the legs (pants, shorts, skirts, dresses, etc.) must have a length that comes to within one inch of the top of the knee with no holes or slits above this line. No sagging, baggy pants are permitted.
  • Bare midriffs will not be permitted. The standard used will be that no midriff is visible when the student is engaged in normal movement such as walking, sitting down, standing up, etc.
  • Any sleeveless garment must have width on the shoulder area of at least four of the student’s fingers and the arm opening should fit the body closely enough to cover the underarm and the side of the chest areas.
  • Mesh or see-through garments are permitted only if a legal garment is visible underneath.
  • Underwear should not be seen at any time.
  • Sleepwear is forbidden. This includes bedroom slippers.
  • Shoes or sandals must be worn. Flip flops (shower type shoes with soft bottoms) are forbidden.
  • Headwear (hats, sunglasses, do-rags, skullies, head bands, bandannas, etc.) is not permitted to be worn inside the building.
  • Hair rollers are not permitted.
  • Face painting is not permitted.
  • No clothing, accessory or visible tattoo that displays inappropriate language or images (profanity, sexual suggestion/insinuation, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, ethnic slurs, slogans/ symbols that may lead to disorder, etc.) is permitted.
  • Visible piercings should be limited to the ear or should be small and not pose any health or safety hazard.
  • Chains or other articles hanging from clothing are not permitted, as well as items that have potential to cause harm to one’s self or to others.
  • Attire, colors, visible tattoos or symbols related to gangs are not permitted

A principal may make an exception to these rules for medical or religious situations or for school spirit or curriculum activities. A principal has the authority to judge a student dress situation not specifically listed in this administrative rule as a violation if the situation has potential to disrupt the education process or environment.

Any student found not in compliance will be subject to the following consequences.

First offense - The student will have to correct the violation before being given permission to return to class. The student will be given a formal warning that will be documented in the student’s discipline record (not the permanent record).

Second and subsequent offenses - The student will have to correct the violation before being given permission to return to class. The student will be considered disobedient and an appropriate disciplinary consequence will be assigned based on the context of this situation in the student’s discipline record for the year.