Kannapolis school board revises dress code

Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Kannapolis City Board of Education has updated the school uniform dress code. The changes modify some rules and help clarify what clothes students may wear to school. The complete updated policy can be found on the district’s website.
Highlights include:

  • Students in kindergarten through sixth grade may wear collared shirts that are any solid color.
  • Seventh grade students may only wear solid green shirts, but shirts can be any shade of green.
  • Eighth grade students may only wear solid blue shirts, but shirts can be any shade of blue.
  • There was no change to the shirt colors for grades nine through 12. Those colors remain one solid color of white, gray, navy blue or green.
  • For all schools: Shirts and blouses may bear a thumb size or smaller brand logo; school logo shirts may be worn or shirts with the Kannapolis “K” may be worn.
  • Cargo shorts are allowed.
  • Anything with a hood may be worn to school. However, the hooded garment must be taken off after entering the building prior to the start of school. At no time shall the hood be worn on the head while on the bus or inside the school building. Rules for wearing hooded jackets out to recess or other outside events will be handled at the school level.
  • Principals may allow spirit days. However, hoodies are not allowed to be worn inside school during spirit days.
  • Principals may approve exceptions to the dress code on special days. However, the following rules must be followed: dresses or skirts must be knee length or longer; shoulders should be completely covered if not by the top of the dress then by a sweater that is worn at all times; the chest area, back, and midriff or torso must be completely covered and ties and bow ties may be worn.

The revision made to the school uniform dress code on June 29 is the fifth update made by the Board of Education since the policy was originally adopted in 2004.