Dress Code

Please refer to the DCS Handbook for appropriate dress guidelines for students.

The following consequences will be used at Ledford for violations of the dress code during the school year: Students will be asked to change to appropriate attire. Additionally, consequences may range from detention to suspension for non-compliance. 
(DCS Handbook Guidelines)

The following attire is considered inappropriate:

  • Clothing or attachments that are disruptive to the teaching/learning process or are revealing, indecent, vulgar or obscene including any tank top regardless of strap width.
  • Clothing that contains profanity, nudity, depicts violence or is sexual in nature by words or symbols
  • Clothing that promotes alcoholic beverages, tobacco, or the use of controlled substances by words or symbols, or is of a disruptive nature
  • Hats, sweatbands, bandanas, or sunglasses inside school buildings
  • Hoods.
  • Shorts, skirts, and dresses shorter than finger tips when arms are fully extended.
  • Leggings or yoga pants must have a long shirt or blouse that completely covers the rear end
  • Shirts and sleeveless blouses that do not cover the waist or midriff and show skin.
  • Tank tops (spaghetti straps, one strap, or others that don’t cover the shoulders).
  • Shirts that are low cut in the chest area
  • Oversized shirts due to the potential for concealment of disruptive/violent items/weapons.
  • Clothing that is sheer or mesh.
  •  No holes, rips or tears above the knee-this includes frayed holes
  • Visible undergarments.
  • Pants worn in such a manner that underwear is exposed to view, or pants that are generally revealing (pants that sag below the waist).
  • Grooming accessories worn in the hair.
  • Footwear that may present a hazard to health/safety.
  • Pajamas, slippers, night-time attire.

NOTE:  Principals may elect to enact additional restrictions as deemed appropriate.

The principal or the principal’s designee shall handle student violations of this policy. The first violation of this policy will result in a warning and a parent contact. The second violation during the same school year may result in a short-term suspension from the school for up to ten (10) days. A third or subsequent violation during the school year may result in long-term suspension for the remainder of the school year.