Required Attire: Students who are neatly and cleanly dressed often behave better and display a more serious attitude toward the important business of teaching and learning; therefore all students enrolled in the Bibb County School District shall abide by the following dress code (This does not apply to schools with approved uniform policies):
All middle schools are covered by a unified dress code. Information on the specific dress requirements is available at each middle school. The following rules apply to all items not addressed by the unified dress code.
Appropriately sized sweaters, cardigans, vests, and school spirit sweatshirts are allowed. An appropriate shirt or blouse must be worn under a vest. Excessively tight, low cut or revealing sweaters, cardigans, vests or school spirit sweatshirts are not allowed and must not show exposed skin of the mid-section, bare shoulders, or bare back.Back to Top
Heels may be no more than 3" in height. Backless shoes and sandals are allowed. Students must wear socks or hose with all shoes except sandals or backless shoes. Athletic shoes are allowed. All shoes designed to be laced, tied or fastened must be done so appropriately.
Each student's hair must be neat, clean and well groomed. Dyed hair that is not a natural color or shade is not allowed with the exception for days when spirit day activities are scheduled by the Principal. “Unnatural” hair color includes, but is not limited to, hair that is dyed pink, purple, bright-red, yellow, blue, or green.Back to Top
- Clothing too large or too small for body size
- Spandex, athletic style or cut off shorts
- Tank tops, muscle shirts, sleeveless shirts/blouses
- Oversized or baggy pants
- Bib overalls/jumpsuits
- See-through, low cut or skin tight clothing
- Shoes with wheels and/or lights
- Big shirts, jerseys* or other oversized shirts*NOTE: (School athletes can wear school jerseys and cheerleading uniforms on certain occasions as addressed in school handbook)
- Sweat pants, fleece pants, wind suits, or jogging suits
- Bedroom shoes
- Spiked/stiletto heels
- Hoodies (except for school-spirit wear)
- Non-prescription contact lenses
- Non-jewelry items (examples: dog-collar type chains, belt-chains)
Any article of clothing which advertises alcohol, drugs, sex or which contains inflammatory, vulgar, lewd or suggestive writing, pictures, or emblems, or promotes aggression or violence. Any clothing, which advertises or advocates the use of a product, is prohibited on school premises. Any clothing, which disrupts the learning process, is prohibited on school premises.
Hats, caps, hoods, scarves, bandannas, “do rags”, combs, picks, roach clips, and curlers are not allowed. Possession of metal picks is prohibited on school property.
Any object or ornament that is distracting or that is capable of being used as a weapon or in the use of drugs or alcohol is not allowed.
Each school administration may establish variations to these requirements in response to identified needs so long as not in conflict with the code of conduct. All such variations must be approved by the Board of Education and then be communicated to students and parents by the school.
Each school shall communicate to parents the following specific information concerning student attire:
The attire requirements specified above;Requirements for jackets/outer garments;Optional articles of attire, if any; andCompliance measures to be employed.
District newsletters;School newsletters;PTA meetings and newsletters;Television, radio, and/or newspaper announcements;Posters displayed at school; andRegistration materials.
The intent of these requirements is to promote an environment consistent with the business of teaching and learning. To this end, students who are not properly attired will be subject to progressive disciplinary actions as determined by the principal or designee.
Warning; Notice given to parents. Correct the violation or remove from the general population.
Level I offense; Consequence to be determined by administration. Notice to parents. Correct the violation or remove from general population.
Willful disobedience and repeated violation; Level III consequence to be determined by administration. Notice to parents. Correct the violation and remove from general population.
4th and subsequent violations:
Level III offense; Consequence to be determined by administration. Notice to parents. Correct violation and remove from general population.
A student shall be considered to be in compliance with this policy in the following instances:
When a student wears a button, arm-band, or other accouterment to exercise the right to freedom of expression, unless the button, arm-band, or other accouterment is in violation of the prohibitions contained in this Code.
When a student wears the uniform of a nationally recognized youth organization, such as the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts on regular meeting days, and ROTC;
When wearing (or not wearing) the required attire violates a student's sincerely held religious beliefs;
When an authorized school activity requires different attire, but only upon the direction of the principal (designee); orWhen pregnant and wearing maternity attire.