School Board approves new dress code

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┬ámust 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.

2 Comments on “School Board approves new dress code”

  1. My dress code rules :

    My son WILL NOT shave any beginning facial hair!! I, HIS MOTHER, WILL NOT ALLOW him to shave!! He is still TOO YOUNG to shave, he will be allowed to shave when I say it’s time for him to shave…. NOT WHEN BISD SAYS HE HAS TO SHAVE!!!! PERIOD! PERIOD!! PERIOD!!! PERIOD!!!! PERIOD!!!!! PERIOD!!!!!!

  2. That’s the ONLY problem I have with the new dress and grooming code!!

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