Laurel School District Student Uniform Policy

School uniform policies have many advantages. They contribute to a sense of school and community pride, de-emphasize economic differences, lessen peer-pressure, and have a positive impact on student behavior and academic achievement. The purpose of this policy is to identify what may be worn in school during the regular school day. All students are expected to take pride in their appearance with dress and grooming that contribute to the health and safety of the individual, without disrupting the educational process. The student uniform policy is in effect during each instructional day unless otherwise indicated by a district or school administrator. This policy will also be in effect during academic and professional activities outside the school day when students are representing the school. This uniform policy is not subject to interpretation. It is intended to eliminate questions on what can and cannot be worn. Students will wear a style of dress based upon the following standards:

All tops must be a long sleeve/short sleeve collared shirt with buttons, in solid white, red, black or gray:

  1. Only the top button of a shirt can be unbuttoned.
  2. All tops should be of appropriate size so as not to cause stretching or gapping of the material. Tops should not be tight to the skin or overly baggy. Tops may be tucked in or worn at mid-hip. If a top is not at mid-hip, it needs to be tucked in. No skin should be visible between the waistband of the pants and the bottom of the shirt.
  3. Crewneck, Cardigan, and V-Neck sweaters, vests or fleece pullovers in solid white, red, black or gray may be worn with the appropriate collared shirt underneath.
  4. A long sleeve or short sleeve t-shirt or turtleneck in solid white, red, black or gray may be worn underneath a collared shirt. No writing is allowed on any visible part of the shirt.
  5. Hooded attire is not permitted at any time.
  6. Team and club attire must be administratively approved to be worn as part of the school dress code.
  7. The Laurel School District provided competition jersey attire is acceptable on team event days, as long as the appropriate collared shirt is worn under the jersey. Team uniform bottoms may not be worn.
  8. Anything designated as an undergarment should not be seen (e.g. camisoles, undershirts).
  9. All logos shall be no larger than the size of the student’s closed fist.

Khaki/dress style pants, capris, shorts, skirts, skorts, corduroy, or jumpers in solid black, gray or tan.

  1. Males may wear khaki/dress style pants or shorts in black, gray or tan.
  2. Females may wear pants, shorts, skorts, skirts, capris and jumpers in black, gray or tan. Solid color white, tan, natural, black, gray tights or pantyhose may be worn, under an approved bottom.
  3. The bottom of shorts, skorts, jumpers and skirts must be modest in length. Modest in length is defined as the width of a student’s hand from the bottom of the article of clothing to the top of their bended knee.
  4. Jumpers must have the appropriate collared shirt underneath.
  5. Bottoms must be worn no lower than the natural waist. Bottoms cannot be “sagged” and pant legs may not be rolled up.
  6. Bottoms may be cargo style, however, there may not be chains, writing or any other adornments on the pants.
  7. All bottoms should be of appropriate size so as not to cause undo stretching or gapping of the material. Bottoms should not be tight to the skin or overly baggy.
  8. Jeans, exercise apparel (sweatpants, yoga pants, leggings, nylon pants, pajama bottoms, etc.) and jeggings are NOT permitted.
  1. Shoes must be worn at all times. Footwear must be appropriate for the student’s designated activity.
  2. Shoes that have shoe-laces must be tied. Shoes with Velcro must be properly fastened.
  3. Clogs, flip-flops, slides or slippers are not permitted.
  1. All uniform provisions apply to bottoms and footwear.
  2. Students may wear Laurel Bulldog Spirit wear tops in lieu of an approved uniform top each school week on Fridays.
  3. Students who choose not to wear Spirit wear tops on Fridays are to adhere to the Uniform Top Policy.
  1. Ties are acceptable but not mandatory. Team coaches and club advisors can designate certain days for participants to wear a tie.
  2. Cut-offs, frayed seams, and holes are not permitted on any clothing. Belt loops should not be cut off.
  3. Sweat pants or warm-up pants will not be permitted.
  4. Hats, head coverings, visors, scarves, bandanas, combs/picks and sunglasses may not be worn in the building. Hairbands for students should be no wider than 2 inches and they should be logo free. Hair should be neat and well-groomed.
  5. No accessories, costumes, or unusual attire that is inappropriate or disruptive to the normal operation of the school may be worn.
  6. Writing is not allowed on any clothing. Logos are not considered writing.
  7. Students must remove and store coats, gloves, scarves, and hats in their locker or designated area upon entering the building.
  8. On designated casual days students will be allowed to wear blue or black jeans. No holes, writing, or adornments may be on the jeans. Tops must be appropriate and not be a disruption to the educational process.
  9. Procurement: Procurement may come from any vendor that meets the basic requirements as stated above.

Consequences: The discipline/consequence and or reward policy will be developed at the school level in accordance with the discipline matrix as all school rules/consequences are determined.

The Laurel School District

1160 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: (302) 875-6100Fax: (302) 875-6106