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Dress Code

DRESS CODE

No student’s appearance, including but not limited to his/her attire, shall be considered proper and acceptable for school if it distracts from, or in any way disrupts, the educational process. The Livingston Parish School Board is responsible for achieving a system wide dress code for appearance and dress among students that will promote the best atmosphere for teaching and learning.

DRESS AND PERSONAL GROOMING

It is the responsibility of each student to use good judgment regarding appearance and attire. Cleanliness shall be a basic consideration. Any complaint concerning a student’s dress and appearance shall be addressed by the particular school’s administration. The principal of the particular school shall make the final decision as to what is considered proper attire and appearance. In the event that health and medical considerations for a particular student require an exception to the Dress Code, the principal of the particular school shall determine that exception and make his/her faculty and staff aware of the exception.

The following guidelines have been established regarding all student’s dress and appearance:

1. Appropriate footwear must be worn to school (no shower shoes, flip-flops).
2. Caps, hats, unprescribed glasses are not permitted.
3. Patches, decorations, slogans, symbols, tags, marks, or advertisements are prohibited(Examples: Beer, cigarettes, drugs, obscene suggestions, sexual connotations, etc.)
4. No emblems, insignias, or monograms shall appear on any uniform item.
5. Earring(s) are not allowed for males as wearing apparel. (Ears or other body parts, shirt,pants, etc.)
6. Male hair length must be of even distribution. The hair may not extend below the plane of the shoulder nor down upon the eyebrow in front, nor down below the earlobes. Hair must be clean, well-groomed and neat at all times. (Lines cut in the hair, shaven hair, “mohawk” cuts, extreme coloring of hair, “tails” or any other hairstyle which interferes with a student’s performance or that of his classmates is prohibited.)
7. Sideburns can extend to the lobe of the ear. Beards are unacceptable. Mustaches neatly trimmed are acceptable.
8. Female hair must be clean, neat and well-groomed. Extreme coloring and extreme hairstyles are not acceptable. Hair in rollers is not acceptable.
9. Foundation garments must be worn.
10.Dress during any period where uniforms are not required, such as special event days, or for transferring students, shall be consistent with the intent and spirit of the School Uniform Dress Code.
SCHOOL UNIFORM DRESS CODE

The School Board is permitted by state law to adopt dress codes mandating the use of school uniforms. The purpose of the School Uniform Dress Code shall be to provide additional opportunities for increased school safety; to encourage students to experience a greater sense of school identity and belonging; to encourage an improvement in student behavior; and to encourage a high level of program participation.

Shirt:

  • Solid color: Navy blue or white
  • Polo: (golf-boxed, hemmed) two, three, or four buttons at the top front with collar (short or long sleeve)
  • Oxford/dress shirt (short or long sleeves)
  • **Elementary students shall be encouraged to tuck in shirts.
  • **Middle/junior/high school students shall be required to tuck in shirts.
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited
  • Under-shirts and t-shirts, if worn, must be white in color and can only be worn underneath the standard uniform

Skirts/Shorts/Slacks/Skorts:

  • Solid color: Khaki
  • Style must be cotton twill or cotton blend (no jean style or material)-No rivets
  • No sewn on outside pockets or flaps; cargo pants are prohibited
  • **Elementary students may have elastic waist pants with or without belt loops (belts are optional, but encouraged)
  • **Middle/junior/high school students pants must have belt loops and mandatory belt
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited
  • Zip fly only

Jumpers:

  • Solid color: Khaki
  • Styles must be cotton twill or cotton blend (no jean style/material)
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited
  • Uniform shirts must be worn under jumpers
  • Length: Top of knee or longer

Skirts:

  • Must be worn at waistline
  • Length: Top of knee or longer
  • Can be pleated, flat, or A-line
  • Cargo style pockets on any garment are prohibited.

Shorts :

  • Must be worn at the waistline
  • Length: Top of knee to four (4) inches above knee (length cannot be below the knees) (length can be cuffed or not cuffed)
  • Can be pleated or flat front

Skorts:

  • If skorts have belt loops, a belt must be worn
  • Must be worn at the waistline
  • Length: Top of knee to four (4) inches above knee (length cannot be below the knees) (length can be cuffed or not cuffed)
  • Can be pleated, flat, or A-line

Slacks:

  • Straight legs
  • No elastic or gathered at the ankles. No slits in pants legs.
  • Must be hemmed and length not to exceed top of shoe (hem can be cuffed)
  • No pockets on lower legs.
  • Must be worn at waistline
  • Cropped, stirrup, parachute, wind, stretch/warm-up, Capri, and jean style pants are prohibited
  • Can be pleated or flat front

Belts:

  • Solid color and solid material: Black, navy blue, khaki or brown
  • Elementary students shall be encouraged to wear belts
  • Middle/junior/high students belts are mandatory when wearing slacks, shorts
  • Belt buckles must be plain; standard buckle
  • Appropriate length for waist size
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms, logos, holes, studs etc. are prohibited

Hose/Tights:

  • Solid color: White, navy blue or skin tone
  • Socks, hose or tights must be worn with shoes

Socks:

  • Solid color: White, navy blue or khaki (must be matching pair)
  • Mandatory wear
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited
  • Must be visible and no higher than the knee

Shoes:

  • Shoes may tie, buckle or velcro
  • Closed-toe and closed-heel shoe mandatory (tennis shoes, dress shoes, casual shoes or slip-on shoes)
  • Shoes shall be properly tied, if applicable
  • Boots may be worn with pants only

Pullovers of Any Kind (sweaters, sweatshirts, vests; any garment which is pulled over the head which does not snap, button or zip from top to bottom):

  • Solid color: Navy blue or white
  • Pullover v-neck or pullover crew (hoods are prohibited)
  • Must be worn over uniform shirt
  • Turtlenecks are prohibited
  • Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited

Coats:

  • Coat/jacket/sweater may be worn as long as the uniform shirt collar is revealed under the coat/jacket/sweater (TRENCHCOATS are prohibited)
  • Vests/jackets/sweaters/coats that zip/button/snap from top to bottom may be any color and with hood