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Dress Code


Check with your school for school-specific dress guidelines.  

Behavior code addressing inappropriate clothing (Rule 11) can be found at the Board Policies website (www.rockdaleschools.org/policies) or in the Parent Handbook at www.rockdaleschools.org/handbooks (go to Page 29 in the 2016-2017 Parent Handbook to find Rule 11).


RULE 11: DRESS AND GROOMING

The principal or other duly authorized school official shall determine whether any particular mode of dress or grooming results in a violation of the spirit or intent of the following rule.  The spirit and intent of this rule is to maintain an atmosphere, at all times, conducive to learning by having all students dress in conformity with the accepted standards of the community, including but not limited to the following standards.

A student shall not dress or groom so as to distract unreasonably the attention of other students or otherwise cause disruption or interference with the operations of the school.  Obscene pictures or symbols or the depiction of illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, or contraband shall not appear on clothing, nor shall inflammatory, provocative, lewd, profane, or suggestive language or symbols appear on clothing.  Clothing identifiable with any gang shall not be worn.  Hats, rollers, visors, caps, do-rags, and bandannas are not allowed.  Wallet chains are not allowed.

A student shall not dress in an immodest or extreme fashion. Examples of such extremes include, but are not limited to:

• Shoelessness
• See-through clothing
• Bare midriffs
• Spandex pants/skirts
• “Tank” tops/Halter tops
• Extremely baggy pants
• “Short-shorts”/Mini-skirt
• Bedroom slippers
• Skirts & shorts above the knee
• Pajamas
• Spaghetti straps
• Lack of cleanliness in person or dress (clothes must be clean and in good repair).

This is not to be an all-inclusive list.  

Low-cut blouses, low-cut dresses, or low-cut shirts are not appropriate for school.  Any shirt or blouse that is sleeveless must have a collar and any shirt or blouse that is collarless must have sleeves.

Under no circumstances can shirts be worn in such a way as to conceal oversized/extremely baggy pants.  A student’s waist must be visible at all times.

Leggings or Jeggings may not be worn without a skirt or shirt that reaches the knee.

Pants must be worn at waist level.


MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED DISPOSITION:

1st offense - Student warning and parent contact.
2nd offense - Automatic two-day in-school suspension, mandatory parent contact, and mandatory Behavior Contract.
3rd offense - Automatic two-day out-of-school suspension, mandatory parent conference, and review of Behavior Contract.
4th offense - Automatic three-day out-of-school suspension, mandatory parent conference of possible alternative placement.
5th offense - Referral to Student Disciplinary Hearing for chronic behavior violation(s).