Fashions forbidden at school

June 30, 2003

Prohibited under the proposed systemwide dress code for Washington County Public Schools students:

  • Hats and bandannas.

  • 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.

  • 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 with 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.

  • Bare feet.
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