North Greene

2018-2019 Dress Code



The district’s dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority.


Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others.  The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that, in the principal’s judgment, may cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations.


1.              The district prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing, apparel, or jewelry that are lewd, offensive, or vulgar, or which advertise, or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited by the district’s alcohol and drug abuse policy. 


2.              No head covering, curlers, bandanna, cap or hat shall be worn in the building during school hours.  

(HIGH SCHOOL: No caps or hats shall be carried on the person of any student in the building during school hours (7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.).  It is understood that women may wear headbands in association with a particular hair style.  This situation will be subjectively decided by the Principal or his designee.  With teacher permission students may wear head coverings off campus at school sponsored events or at the job site of a vocational program.)


3.              Short shorts are not allowed in grades 7-12.  Pants must fit around the waist. No sagging pants, slacks or shorts will be allowed.  Undergarments should not be seen. Shorts, pants, skirts, and dresses must be at the knee.


4.              Slit garments or excessively light garments shall not be worn.


5.              Tank tops are not allowed and shall not be worn as outer garments. Blouses or shirts that are lower in the back or sides than the bottom of the armpits are not acceptable.  The midriff should not be exposed.  Undergarments should not be seen.


6.              Appropriate footwear shall be worn.  Sandals with a strap across the heel or back are preferable to slides, shower shoes, or flip-flops for safety reasons.


Students may be asked to remove jewelry, earrings, etc., if the principal or teachers feel they are a distraction in the classroom.  Students in violation of the dress code will be given an opportunity to correct the violation by changing clothes, shoes, etc.  If a change cannot be made, the student may use the telephone to have someone bring him/her proper attire.  If the violation is not corrected, the student will not be allowed to go to class.  Any student sent home for dress code violations will receive unexcused absences for the classes missed.  The dress code rules shall apply through the last day of school.


Committee Reviewed-May  2, 2018

Board Approved-       -May 16, 2018 (Revised)