Bedford County Board of Education Dress Code
General Summary - Student Dress Code Policy:
- Collared shirts in any color, including stripes and plaids are allowed.
- T-shirts without a collar are allowed if school approved (club, sport, collegiate, military, etc.).
- Shirts must not have any writing, pictures or images depicting alcohol, drugs, sexual references/images/innuendo, or other messages contrary to the mission of education or which cause disruption to the learning environment.
- Garments must be properly buttoned and fastened.
- Hoodies are allowed but hoods may not be worn on the head inside school buildings.
- The tuck-in rule has been removed but midriffs must be covered.
- Shorts, shirts, and dresses must extend below the fingertip when standing straight, relaxed, and flat-footed.
- Cargo shorts are allowed.
- Leisure pants, jogging pants, sweat pants, and athletic shorts (gym shorts) are not allowed outside of PE classes. Pajamas are prohibited outside of designated dress-up days.
- Leggings must not be worn as pants or primary cover. They must be covered with acceptable length shorts, tops, dresses or skirts.
- Manufacturers logos are acceptable.
- Footwear must be worn at all times. Shoes with laces must be tied. Rubber shoes/sandals/flip-flops are allowed. Skate shoes and house shoes are prohibited.
- All clothing must be hemmed without un-mended holes or rips.
- Tattoos that display drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, or gang or sex-related words or images must not be visible.
- The wearing of jewelry in any visible piercing other than the ear is prohibited.
- Chains and spiked accessories are not permitted. Belts may not hang down as a "tail" from the belt loop.
- Hats/caps/head coverings and sunglasses are prohibited inside school buildings.
- Students' dress and grooming shall be clean and neat. Anything that is deemed disruptive to the educational process is prohibited.
- Facial safety masks/coverings must not have any writing, pictures or images depicting alcohol,
drugs, sexual references/images/innuendo, or other messages contrary to the mission of education.