Forbidden fashions

June 18, 2003

Here are highlights of the proposed systemwide dress code for Washington County Public Schools students:


-- Hats and bandanas.

-- Visors and sunglasses.

-- Shirts that do not cover the entire back, shoulders and midriff areas, and that expose undergarments.

-- Shirts that are see-through.

-- Shirts that show cleavage.

-- Skirts, dresses or shorts that do not cover the mid-thighs when seated or do not extend to the fingertips when standing.


-- Muscle shirts and tank tops because they are considered undergarments. Shirts must be worn either over or under them.

-- Pants that do not cover undergarments at all times.

-- Pants that are excessively baggy and fall off the hips.

-- Pants that are excessively long and drag on the floor.

-- Bare feet.

-- Jewelry or accessories that can be used as or perceived to be a weapon, such as chokers, rings or bracelets with spikes or chains.

-- Clothes that show a reference to profanity, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence or suggestive, sexual messages.

-- Clothes with words or symbols on them that offend, demean, or promote hatred toward an identifiable person or group.

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