A student will not practice a mode of dress that disrupts the educational process, calls attention to the individual, violates federal, state, or local law, or affects the welfare and safety of students and teachers. Furthermore, students are prohibited from obscene, lewd, or vulgar comments or designs, and wearing clothing directed toward or intended to threaten, intimidate, or demean an individual or group of individuals, as well as items advertising alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs.

SECONDARY DRESS CODE POLICY: Expectations for student dress are clearly outlined below. It is understood; however, that building principals have the discretion to determine “a mode of dress that disrupts the educational process.” While it is impossible to identify all modes of dress that might be considered disruptive, it is the intent of PCSSD to provide parents and students as much clarity as possible regarding proper attire.

Examples of expected dress in Secondary Schools:

  1. No sagging.

  2. Sleeveless tops are not permitted for male or female students.

  3. Pants, jeans, or shorts with tears or fraying above the knee must have clothing underneath. NO SKIN can be shown.

  4. Leggings, spandex, jeggings, tights, yoga pants, or any similar tight fitting bottoms MUST be covered with an appropriate dress, skirt, or shirt.

  5. Any shorts, dresses, or skirts worn with or without leggings must be no shorter than knee-length.

  6. Revealing clothing (transparent, midriff, holes, backless, or low cut blouses) is not acceptable.

  7. Sleepwear or pajamas are not acceptable in the school building.

  8. Shoes are required to be worn at all times.

  9. Spike jewelry, chains, and hair picks are not permitted.

  10. Head coverings and sunglasses must be taken off upon entering the school.  Medical exceptions require written approval from a school administrator.

All secondary students are required to wear District issued ID badges that are visible during school and on the bus. The local school dress code will be enforced.

Exemptions: Parents may apply to the building principal for full or partial exemptions or waivers for students due to a handicapping condition or religious observation. New students to District schools will be given two (2) weeks to comply with the uniform dress code. Denied exemption requests may be appealed to the Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Pupil Services.