School Dress Code

Henderson County Public Schools News


Students are expected to dress in a manner that is neat, clean, and proper for a learning environment. Clothing styles are constantly changing; therefore, it is impossible to list all dress and grooming trends that are inappropriate for school wear. Students shall not wear clothing or hairstyles that distract other students, interfere with the classroom participation of other students, or present a health or safety hazard. If a student’s dress or appearance is distractive, disruptive to the school climate, or detrimental to his health and safety, the principal may require the student and the student’s parent(s), legal custodian(s), or legal guardian(s) to take appropriate action to remedy this situation. Following are examples of dress that are considered not appropriate for school. This list in not intended to be inclusive. The interpretation of inappropriate clothing rests with the school administration. Failure to comply with dress code standards shall be handled by the school administration, in accordance with their school rules. The principal may require a student to change his dress or appearance for failure to comply with the dress code.

•Shoes or sandals are to be worn at all times during the school day.

•Clothing with vulgar language, obscenities, or clothing advertising drugs or alcoholic beverages are not permissible.

•Clothing worn to reveal underwear or cleavage, pants worn below waist level, or clothing that is excessively baggy or tight is not permissible.

•Distractive clothing, scanty clothing, and transparent or see-through mesh garments clothing is not permissible.

•Belts, if worn, must be kept on and tied or buckled at all times.

•Gang related jewelry, dress, bandanas, insignias, or any other gang related attire will not be tolerated.

•Coats must fit and be appropriate for the season.

•Shorts/Dresses/Skirts should be not shorter than finger tips when arms extended straight down.

•Straps on tops should be at least the width of 2 fingers.

•Sunglasses are not to be worn inside school buildings.

•Hats are not to be worn inside except on Special Days.

Chad Auten
This page was last modified by Becky Newberry on Nov 13, 2015 @ 11:59 am

Related Articles