. The dress code
This is the unabridged student dress code as approved by the Hernando County School Board in the 2006-07 school year. If enforced consistently, it needs no changes.
Inappropriate clothing and appearance are disruptive to the school program. Principals will enforce adherence to the dress code by those under their jurisdiction.
Students are required to wear appropriate clothing according to the situation and the grade level involved. Students will be allowed to wear sunglasses, hats or other sun protective items while outdoors during and engaged in school related activities such as physical education or recess. Pants will be worn fastened at the waist. Students may wear shorts as long as the inseam is at least 4 inches. Spandex styled bicycle shorts, cut up jean shorts, running shorts and boxer shorts, pajamas, bedroom slippers and flipflops (shoes held on by strap between toes) are not permitted. See through items of clothing are not allowed. All shirts must be long enough to remain tucked in at all times with no skin visible. All skirts must be no shorter than 2 1/2 inches above the knee (including side and other slits). 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, trade mark 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). Individual students will be provided with a copy of the school-based dress code when the expectation is more extensive than described above. Brooksville Elementary School, Challenger K-8 (uniforms for K-5 only), J.D. Floyd Elementary School, Eastside Elementary School, Spring Hill Elementary School, Moton Elementary School, Pine Grove Elementary School, Chocachatti Elementary School, Suncoast Elementary School, and Dolores S. Parrott Middle School require uniforms.
Note: 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.