Students are expected to dress in a manner that is considered appropriate for school. All are expected to observe rules of personal hygiene.
The Wake County Board of Education’s policy governing dress code is as follows:
Students are expected to adhere to standards of dress that are compatible with an effective learning environment. Presenting a bodily appearance or wearing clothing that is disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive or obscene, or which endangers the health or safety of the student or others is prohibited. Examples of prohibited dress or appearance include, but are not limited to exposed undergarments, sagging pants, excessively short or tight garments, bare midriff shirts, strapless shirts, attire with messages or illustrations that are lewd, indecent or vulgar or that advertise any product or service are not permitted by law to minors, head covering of any kind, see-through clothing, attire that exposes cleavage, any adornment such as chains or spikes that reasonably could be perceived as or used as a weapon and any symbols, styles or attire frequently associated with intimidation, violence or violent groups about which students at a particular school have been notified. Individual schools are free to specify additional examples of dress or appearance that are prohibited at that school under terms of this policy.
If a student’s dress or appearance is such that it constitutes a threat to the health or safety of others, distracts the attention of other students or staff from their work or otherwise violates this dress code, the principal or the principal’s designee may require the student to change his or her dress or appearance. A second or repeated violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action.