Code of Conduct

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.

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NEW – Dress Code Changes


  • Students must wear khaki, black or dark blue colored pants, shorts or skirts
  • No colored trim, stripe, embroidery, etc. (very small logos only)
  • 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


  • Knit polo-type or woven dress shirts and turtlenecks – specific color by grade level as indicated below:
  • 6th grade students will wear BLACK colored polo style shirts
  • 7th graders will wear NAVY BLUE colored polo style shirts
  •  8th graders will wear GOLD colored polo style shirts
  • Shirts must have sleeves
  • No colored trim, stripe, decoration, etc. (very small logos only)
  • 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 language/symbols, etc.
  • Any pullover garment (sweater, sweater vest, sweatshirt) must:
  • have a collar OR be worn with a collared uniform shirt or official school t-shirt underneath must be solid white or solid navy (school sweatshirts OK)
  • must not have any colored trim, stripe, decoration, etc.
  • Students may not wear flannel shirts or similar garments as jackets


  • 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 or indecent.
School administrators have final authority to decide if clothing complies with district rules.