DISTRICT/BONIFAY K-8 STUDENT DRESS AND APPEARANCE

 

Each student is responsible for his/her own appropriate dress which shows respect for self and

others and helps to create an orderly learning environment. The word “appropriate” shall be

defined to include cleanliness, safety, modesty and good taste. Inappropriate dress and actions

disrupt the learning process and creates chaos.

To avoid distractions and to promote the health and safety of all students, the following

restrictions shall be in effect:

1. Dresses, skirts, shorts and skorts must be mid-thigh or longer.

2. Clothes bearing suggestive slogans or advertising alcoholic beverages and/or tobacco

shall not be worn.

3. Saggy pants, baggy clothes, extremely tight clothes, clothes that expose the midriff are

prohibited. Tops must be capable of being tucked in when sitting and must be shoulder

width. Students may not wear clothing that reveals undergarments, the midriff, or

cleavage. Blouses or shirts that are low-cut or see through may not be worn.

4. Body piercing jewelry may only be worn in the ears.

5. Personal appearance or attire that interferes with or distracts from the instructional

program or that creates a health hazard is not acceptable.

Examples of inappropriate clothing include but are not limited to the following: tube or

tank tops, spaghetti straps, without overblouses or shirts, halter tops, backless dresses,

muscle shirts, pajamas, spandex leggings worn as pants, undergarments as outer

garments.

Additional points of emphasis include:

1. The practice of wearing jeans or any other clothing with holes (openings revealing skin)

in them above the knee will not be permitted.

2. The wearing of a blouse that exposes a student’s cleavage is inappropriate for the

school environment.

3. The practice of wearing pajamas and household slippers will not be permitted.

4. Tattoos and/or body art that is lewd, related to gang activity, or other offensive words or

symbols must be covered at all times.