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Dress Code



The District's dress code is established to teach hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruptions, avoid safety hazards, teach respect for authority, and prepare each student for future employability. Any attire or hairstyle (including color) that, in the principal's judgment, may be reasonably expected to cause disruption or interference with normal school operation will not be allowed. Any violation of the BISD dress code will be documented as a discipline referral and handled according to the procedures as outlined in the BISD Board Policy and Student Code of Conduct. 


Boys’ shirts must be tucked into the waistband in grades 6-12.

Students are prohibited from wearing shirts/blouses that:
  • are sleeveless or reveal the shoulders/undergarments.
  • advertise alcohol, drugs, tobacco, the occult, or gangs.
  • have low-cut necklines
  • are see-through apparel or clothing with holes
  • have tube-tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, half shirts, tank tops, muscle shirts, crop tops, or any shirt, which allows the navel or bra to show. 
  • do not come to the waistband or exposes the midriff while standing, walking or sitting.
  • are excessively tight.

Acceptable pants/slacks must be appropriately sized and worn at the waist and boys' pants in grades 6-12 must be belted.

It is not acceptable if pants:
  • are excessively long, large, or sag below the top of the hip line or allow undergarments to show.
  • have holes or tears.
  • are oversized, baggy, or excessively tight.
  • are athletic pants
  • are leggings as the primary garment
Acceptable shorts must reach the top of the knee or longer.
The following are not acceptable:
  • Short shorts
  • Athletic shorts
  • Shorts with holes or tears 
  • Excessively tight shorts


Dresses, Skorts, and Skirts must reach the top of the knee or longer.

The following are not acceptable:
  • Short dresses, skorts, or skirts
  • Dresses that are low cut in front/back or sleeveless 
  • Excessively tight dresses, skorts, or skirts


Shoes shall be wom at all times. Shoes should be appropriate for identified curricular and cocurricular activities.
The following are not acceptable:
  • House shoes, slippers, or shoes with wheels


Hair shall be a natural color, clean, well groomed, and worn in a manner and style that is not distracting to the learning environment. 

Male students must be clean-shaven; fuzzy and stubby beginning growth must be shaved. Sidebums must not extend below the earlobe.

Students shall not have curlers or pin curls in hair.

The following are not acceptable:
  • Jewelry that may be identified as gang related material 
  • Chains, pocket chains, or chains attached to wallets, footwear, pants, or backpacks 
  • Body piercings, other than earrings, including, but not limited to nose rings and studs, eyebrow loops and studs, lip rings and studs, tongue piercings and the like
  • Tattoos that are offensive, gang-related, or substantially disruptive shall be covered.
  •  Hoods as a head covering shall not be worn inside the building.
  • Pajamas or loungewear are not acceptable.
  • Sunglasses, combs, picks, brushes, or headgear, including but not limited to hats, caps, sweatbands, bandanas, or do-rags shall not be visible during the school day.
  • Costume contact lenses are not allowed.


For unique special events the campus administration may establish event-specific dress code requirements.