By:Meredith Hooper and Katie Russell
As the weather warms up here at Brevard High, it is the highest priority to follow dress code while still wearing what you want to wear. Although it may seem unfair, the dress code is in place to maintain a safe, appropriate environment for every student to thrive in. As stated on the official Student Handbook and Code of Conduct for our county, “Transylvania County Schools’ student dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority.”
Even though the dress code addresses shorts, pants, and dress length, students can still find other options to wear in place of those items not allowed. Always make sure one’s shorts, skirts, and dresses come at least even with one’s longest finger. This is to make sure that there are no accidental wardrobe mishaps, and to keep everything covered that needs to be. Another item of clothing that is not permitted are jeans with holes above the knee.
All leggings, yoga pants, and jeggings must be worn with a shirt or dress of a suitable length that covers to the fingertip length.
Tank tops, shirts with the sides and sleeves cut out, and belly shirts are also not allowed at BHS. If students would still like to wear a tank top, they can cover their shoulders with a cardigan or jacket. No undergarments are allowed to show. Belly shirts expose the midsection, but students can still wear them with the addition of a longer tank top underneath. Shirts also need to be on the looser fitting side, and have an appropriate neckline that covers any cleavage.
For a first offense, students will be warned and asked to change the clothing item that is causing the problem. For the second offense, students will also be asked to change but now with an addition of a lunch tutorial. Finally, for a third and final offense, students will be referred to the office for insubordination and also asked to change clothes as well.