Code of Conduct
( This information is for the 2019-20 school year ONLY, Dress code is subject to change each year)
The Polk County School Board’s Student Code of Conduct explains in detail the district’s expectations for student behavior and the consequences for breaking the rules. Getting to know the expectations and rules is important because all students must comply.
You can view the full text of the Student Code of Conduct in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole at the Polk County School Board’s web site.
NEW – Dress Code Changes
- Students must wear khaki, black or dark blue colored pants, shorts
- No colored trim, stripe, embroidery, etc. (very small
- No jeans, sweat pants or overalls (overalls with shorts or pants)
- No holes allowed
- Belts are required if the garment has belt loops
- Shorts/skirts must be mid-thigh or longer
- Clothes must be appropriate size, with waist of garment
worn at student’s waist
Tops: (For the 2019-20 school year, shirt colors move up with the grade each year)
- Knit polo-type or woven dress shirts
and turtlenecks – specific color by grade level as indicated
- 6th Grade –Black Collared shirts
7th grade –Navy Blue collared shirts
8th grade –Gold collared shirts
Students must wear black, Navy blue or khaki colored pants, shorts or skirts made of twill or corduroy fabric. Joggers are permitted as long as they are not the sweat-pant material.
- All shirts must be tucked in at all times
Jackets, sweaters, coats, etc.
- Any front-opening jacket/coat/cardigan is OK – defined
as a garment that opens in front and is easily removed
- May not be disruptive, distracting, display offensive
- Any pullover garment (sweater, sweater vest, sweatshirt)
- have a collar OR be worn with a collared uniform shirt or
official school t-shirt underneath
- must not have any colored trim, stripe, decoration, etc.
- Students may not wear flannel shirts or similar garments
- Shoes that protect the feet
- Closed toe and closed back
- No flip flops, sandals, or slippers are permitted
Other dress code rules:
- Clothing that is too tight or too loose is not
appropriate for school
- Hats, du-rags, and sunglasses will not be worn on campus
- Students are not allowed to wear clothing, jewelry (body
and facial piercings excluding earrings), buttons, tattoos,
or other attire which are disruptive, offensive, suggestive
School administrators have final authority to decide if clothing complies with district rules.