Dress Code

Students are expected to follow the Carroll County Schools Board Dress Code listed in the board policy JCDA-R and is located in the district handbook.

The purpose of a dress code is not to inhibit any person's taste in attire, but rather to better faciliate the process of education through reasonable guidelines of "dress." Instilling dignity, pride, modesty, and cleanliness are our goals. For these reasons, some types of clothing are prohibited. The principal has the authority to determine appropriate dress.

Acceptable Clothing Standards

The following acceptable clothing standards shall apply:

Pants, trousers, jeans, capris, etc., are permitted. Plain jeans may be worn in any color.

All pants, trousers, jeans, capris, etc., must be worn at the waist. Belts shall be worn securely at the waist. Shorts, skirts, and dresses shall measure no shorter than three (3) inches from mid-kneecap.

Shirts shall have a sleeve and shall fit properly. Shirts that do not fit properly shall be worn tucked in.

Prohibited Clothing Items:

See-through or mesh clothing.

Garments that expose the midriff and/or cleavage. Halter tops, tank tops, and sleeveless shirts.

Tennis, gym, biking, short shorts, leggings, lounging pants, pajamas. Garments that expose underclothing or impede walking.

Garments that are poorly fitted, oversized, excessively tight, or extremely baggy. Garments with holes above the knee that expose skin.

Hats, visors, hoods, or other head garments including non-prescription sunglasses inside the school building.

Cleats, and/or heelies inside any building; bedroom slippers, and/or novelty footwear deemed inappropriate by the principal. Garments which display emblems relating to abusive substances, tobacco products, alcohol, sex, violence, or obscenities. Garments that might be considered socially unacceptable or inflammatory. Any emblem, sign, or representation of a gang symbol, or any garment indicating a gang affiliation.