Dress Code Updates for 2019-2020 School Year
Although the ultimate responsibility for student’s grooming lies with the student and their parents, the school has a part to play in the student dress code. The responsibility of the school officials to prescribe and control personal appearance in the schools has been affirmed repeatedly in the courts of the United States. The Bremond I.S.D. School Board sets the standards of acceptable dress for students.
Classroom teachers may make interpretations of the Bremond I.S.D. student dress code. If there is a question, the student will be referred to the principal. Students in violation of this dress code on a first offense basis will be given a warning and the opportunity to correct the violation. Additional disciplinary action may be warranted if there is a repeat of a dress code violation.
Students are expected to dress appropriately and in good taste with concern given to the safety and well-being of students. No aspect of the student’s dress should cause disruption to the learning environment at school. In accordance with these parameters, the following guidelines are adopted as the Bremond ISD dress code:
- No manner of dress should bear any indecent/suggestive words or slogans or sexual innuendos; nor should they bear any slogans or phrases related to tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or gangs. Likewise, no phrases or slogans of a prejudicial nature toward groups of people, races, etc. are allowed.
- A student’s dress may not include yoga pants (tights) unless they are worn under jeans/pants or dresses that meet the BISD Dress Code.
- Slits in dresses or skirts should be no shorter than one inch below the extended fingers of both hands.
- For girls, skirts, and dresses should be hemmed (no frays) and no more than 3 inches above the kneecap.
- Shorts must be hemmed (no frays) and no more than 3 inches above the kneecap.
- Pants cannot have cuts, holes, frays or tears beginning above the kneecap that does not have a covering behind it.
- Immodest dress will not be allowed. Examples include: strapless dresses, clothes made of see-through material, tank-tops, muscle shirts, halter tops, blouses or tops that reveal a bare midriff – front or back – at any time, leggings or tights with (or without) short tops, low-cut or revealing blouses.
- Undergarments may not be worn as outerwear
- Trousers/jeans/shorts/sweats should be worn properly at the waistline. Underpants should not be visible above the waistline of the pants…..whether the pants are covered by a top or not. If the student does not have a belt the student can get a zip-tie from the Principal.
- No student shall wear curlers, caps, hats, bandannas, visors, or hoods inside any school facility during the school day.
- Sunglasses or other unusual eyewear, except by written order of a physician, are not permitted in the school building.
- Students must wear appropriate and safe footwear (shoes or boots) at all times.
- Girls may have earrings in their ears. Any other visible body piercing by any student, girl or boy, is prohibited.
- Students will not be allowed to have coverings over prohibited piercings (i.e. spacers, band-aids, tape, etc.) or to have objects present to keep prohibited piercings open.
- Boys; hair should be neatly trimmed off the ears, out of the eyes, and off the top of the collar. Ponytails and/or pigtails of any type are not permitted for boys. No objects (including but not limited to beads, ribbons, picks/rakes, hair clips) are permitted in boys’ hair. Mustaches, beards, or goatees are not allowed. Sideburns may extend to the bottom of the earlobe.
- Only natural hair colors will be acceptable for both boys and girls. Unusual or distracting hairstyles/hair colors will be at the discretion of the administration.
- Pocket/wallet chains of any kind are not allowed.
- Pajama bottoms of any kind are not allowed.
- Arm/wrist/sweat bands of any kind are not allowed.
- Shirttails should not be excessive in length.
- “Grills” are prohibited.
- Roller shoes are prohibited during the instructional day or at any Bremond I.S.D. activity on or off campus.
- Students shall remain fully clothed in public places including hallways, outside locker rooms, and restrooms.
- Cuts in eyebrows are prohibited.
- Sleeveless shirts by boys are prohibited.
The Dress Code is at the discretion of school administration. If the office determines that a student’s grooming or clothing is in violation, the student will be given an opportunity to correct it. If not corrected, the student may be assigned disciplinary consequences. Repeated offenses may result in more serious consequences in accordance with the BISD Code of Conduct.