Published on Friday, June 17, 2011 by John Fuller
At a meeting on June 13, the School Board approved a new dress code policy that requires shorts and skirts to extend to the top of the knee, male students to be clean-shaven with tucked-in shirts and prohibits athletic shorts and pants outside of approved activity, among other changes.
The change in policy will be enforced starting with the 2011-2012 school year and includes the following changes:
- Sleeves are required on garments in all grades.
- Boys’ shirts must be tucked into the waistband in grades 6-12.
- Pants/slacks must be appropriately sized, worn at the waist, and belted for boys in grades 6-12.
- Acceptable shorts, dresses, skorts and skirts must reach the top of the knee or longer.
- Male students must be clean-shaven; fuzzy and stubby beginning growth must be shaved. Sideburns must not extend below the earlobe.
- Garments revealing the shoulders/undergarments are prohibited.
- Students are prohibited from wearing garments that are excessively tight.
- Oversized, baggy clothing and those with holes or tears are prohibited.
- Hair shall not be worn to cover facial features.
- Leggings may not be worn as the primary garment.
- Hoods may not be worn inside the school building.
- Costume contact lenses are prohibited.
The full listing of Dress and Grooming policies for BISD students can be seen on bryanisd.org.
The change was enacted a year and half after the Student Council petitioned the School Board to adopt a more lenient dress code policy to reduce the amount of time administrators and teachers spent enforcing the policy.