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Dress Code

Descriptor Code: 6.312 Issue Date: August 12, 1996 
Rescinds: JCBF Revised Date: June 27, 2005

Robertson County School Board Policy


The building principal shall be responsible for developing, interpreting, and enforcing a student dress code. Students shall dress and groom in a clean, neat and modest manner so as not to distract or interfere with the operation of the school.


School dress codes must include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  1. No head covers, except yarmulkes, Muslim scarves
  2. No bare midriff, revealing necklines
  3. Appropriate length of shorts and skirts
  4. No tube, tank, see through tops
  5. No sagging pants
  6. No attire promoting alcohol, tobacco, or drugs
  7. No dusters or trench coats
  8. No clothing containing advertising for objectionable causes or offensive language
  9. No unnatural hair color, only conventional hair coloring will be permitted
  10. No facial piercing, earrings only
  11. No gang related clothing
  12. Shoes/sandals must be worn at all times (tied/fastened)
  13. Outer clothing which resembles lounge wear, pajamas, or underwear is prohibited
  14. No spikes, chains or other items that cause a safety concern

More specific guidelines appropriate for each level of school (elementary, middle, junior high and senior high) may be developed. Principals, faculty members, parents and students shall be involved in the development of each appropriate set of guidelines.


All faculty and staff share a responsibility to enforce the school dress code policy.

When a student is attired in a manner that violates the school dress code, or is likely to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school, the teacher and/or principal shall take appropriate action.


First offense violations of the dress code policy shall be treated as Level I under Disciplinary Procedures, Policy 6.330. Repeated violations of the dress code shall be treated as Level II. Continued violations shall be treated as Level III.