1. It is a matter of school policy in the Middleburgh Central
School District that a traditional manner of dress is
appropriate for school attire. Students and their parents have
the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and
appearance. The good judgment and cooperation of all students is
needed to maintain the school’s standards.
2. A Student’s dress, grooming, and appearance, including hair
style/color, jewelry, make-up and nails shall be safe,
appropriate, and not disrupt or interfere with the educational
process or environment.
a. Bare feet and /or socks alone will not be permitted.
Footwear appropriate to the educational activity must
be worn by all students at all times. Footwear that is
a safety hazard will not be allowed. Pajamas and/or
slippers are also not allowed.
b. Certain insignias designated as inappropriate or obscene
or in bad taste will not be permitted.
c. Hats/bandana’s must be removed in the school during the
d. Clothing which displays the anatomy, or is excessively
brief or inappropriate will not be allowed.
Clothing that is a distraction, interferes with learning is
not allowed. Must pass the “fingertip” test.
e. Underwear/Undergarments are to be covered.
f. In the event the student’s dress is indecent,
inappropriate, or causes disruption to the educational process,
the student may be asked to put on appropriate clothing, may
be offered appropriate clothing, or may be
removed from class and/or school until the situation is
• any article of clothing that
contains, exhibits, promotes, and endorses, or refers to illegal
or tobacco and/or encourages other
illegal or violent activities.
• any article displaying, or
referring to sex, profanity, or other inappropriate language.
• any article that is libelous or
denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, national
sexual orientation, or disability.
• tube tops, halters, net tops,
spaghetti straps, plunging necklines, or cut off shirts