Student Dress Code

Carlisle Area School District Board policy states that pupils shall conform to the rules of the schools and be clean in person and dress.  Although hair styles and styles of clothing are matters of individual taste, building administrators may impose restrictions when grooming and/or attire cause a disruption of the educational process, create disorder, constitute a health/safety hazard or are immodest in any respect.

The CASD dress regulations are an effort to improve the educational setting and school environment which will contribute to greater student success in the classroom.

With this aim in mind, the following limitations shall apply:

Hats are not allowed to be worn in the building during school hours.

Athletic sweatbands are not allowed.

Doo Rags and bandanas are not to be worn or displayed.

Only prescription sunglasses may be worn in the building.

Chains, spiked collars, spiked wrist bands or spikes of any kind are not to be worn.

Low cut tops that expose cleavage will not be allowed.

Shirts and tops with low cut backs are not to be worn.

Spaghetti straps, midriff tops, tube tops, tank tops, transparent, or revealing clothing that expose personal body parts or attract undue attention are not allowed.

The stomach area must be covered at all times.

Pants must be worn at the waist. Sagging is not permitted.

Underwear (boxers, thongs, panties, bra straps) may not be visible.

Spandex (ex. running or biking shorts) is not allowed.

Shorts and skirts must be of a modest length. Short shorts and skirts that do not reach tips of finger tips when arms are extended at the waist are not to be worn.

Clothing with pictures or slogans that depict the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and weapons is not allowed.

Clothing with pictures or slogans with sexual connotations, or that is degrading to any group on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, etc. is not allowed.

Shoes are to be worn at all times.  Bedroom slippers are not allowed.

Sleepwear is not permitted.

Coats are to be placed in lockers. They are not to be worn during the school day.

When in doubt cover up!
Any student in violation of CASD Dress Guidelines is to be sent to the office immediately for appropriate disciplinary action to be determined by the building administration.

The administration reserves the right to amend the guidelines above when the circumstances of dress interfere with safety of students or cause a disruption of the educational setting. This action will include offering a change of clothing to acceptable wear.