All Hernando County schools must follow the following districtwide dress code:
Students are required to wear appropriate clothing and shoes according to the situation and grade level involved. Students will be allowed to wear sunglasses, hats or other sun protective items while outdoors during school-related activities such as physical education or recess. Pants will be worn fastened at the waist. Students may wear shorts, but not Spandex-styled bicycle shorts, cut-off jeans shorts, running shorts or boxer shorts. Pajamas, bedroom slippers and see-through clothing are not allowed. All shirts must be long enough to remain tucked in at all times with no skin visible.
Shirts and dresses that are low- cut or revealing are not acceptable. Any apparel, jewelry, accessories or manner of grooming, which by virtue of color, arrangement, trademark or other attributes to denote membership in a gang, advocates drugs, tobacco products, alcohol, violence, sexual innuendo or has caused disruption is prohibited (i.e., Confederate Flag).
Students enrolled in vocational/technical classes may be required to wear clothing appropriate to a specific training in which they are participating.
At school, the principal has final authority to determine whether dress is appropriate or deemed disruptive to the learning environment.
10 special situations
Ten of Hernando's 19 public schools require uniforms or a strict code of dress. Here are those schools and their requirements:
Brooksville Elementary: Polo-type shirts of any solid color. Walking shorts, pants, jumpers, skirts or skorts in navy, khaki or black.
Challenger K-8: Elementary students must wear uniforms. Polo-type shirts of solid color, long or short sleeves, for boys and girls. Small designer logos acceptable. Girls may wear cotton uniform blouses with a collar (solid colors) under a jumper. Turtlenecks, mock turtlenecks or sweat shirts for colder weather. Uniforms are not required for middle school students, but appearance or attire may not be disruptive to the learning environment and all clothing must be neat, clean and well-fitting. All clothing, except for school sponsored items, are to be without any writing or graphics.
Chocachatti Elementary: Solid polo shirts in white, burgundy, sea green or navy. Navy cardigan sweaters are optional. Bottoms: navy or khaki V-neck jumpers, skorts, shorts or pants.
Eastside Elementary: Polo shirts in any shade of purple, blue, green or white. Shorts, pants, skirts, jumpers or skorts in navy, khaki or black.
J.D. Floyd Elementary: Bottoms in navy or khaki. Tops in solid white, yellow or blue T-shirts or polo-type shirts with or without school logo. Sixth-graders in the environmental science program do not have to wear uniforms but must wear appropriate attire and comply with other aspects of the school's dress code.
Moton Elementary: Pants, shorts, skorts, jumpers or dresses in khaki, blue or black. Solid-colored polo shirts, any color. Winter only, solid-colored sweaters or sweat shirts with uniform shirt underneath. Blue jeans allowed on Friday spirit days only.
Pine Grove Elementary: Red, white or navy polo-type shirts. Pants, shorts, jumpers or skorts in khaki or navy. Logos are not allowed except for "Pine Grove" shirts.
Spring Hill Elementary: Any solid-colored polo shirt with a collar. Slacks, shorts or skirts in navy, khaki or black. No jeans, sweats, cargo pants or corduroy pants allowed.
Suncoast Elementary: White, gray, teal or black collared polo shirt, sweater or sweat shirt. Black, navy or khaki pants, shorts, skorts or jumpers. No jeans or sweat pants.
Parrott Middle: Collared shirts or blouses in solid colors. Solid-colored pants or shorts.
Contact schools for more details.