The purpose of a dress code is not to inhibit any person's taste, but rather it is to facilitate the process of education through reasonable guidelines, which instill dignity and pride. Safety, modesty and cleanliness are our goals.


The following dress code standards are in place and must be followed.


1. Undergarments should never be visible.

2. All garments must cover the midriff, back, and chest areas.

3. All pants must be worn with the waistband above the upper curve of the buttocks.                      

4. Shorts, skirts, and dresses must be at least 1 inch below the longest finger, all the way

     around the entire bottom of the garment (mid-thigh) when the shoulders are relaxed

     and arms held straight down by the individual's side. Skirts worn with leggings or 

     tights underneath must also follow this rule.

     Open or un-patched holes in pants, even if worn with leggings, must also fall 1 inch

      below the longest finger.

5. Adults should not have to make a decision about underwear.

6. See-through, lace, and mesh clothing must be worn with a modest, full-length, 2-finger

    tank top underneath. All other tanks and shirts should be at least 3 fingertips in width

     at the shoulder and should stay in place (no off the shoulder shirts).


Since some types of clothing do not encourage students to be aware of the aforementioned goals, the following types of clothing are prohibited at Franklin County Middle School:


• Leggings and jeggings, unless covered by jeans, shorts, skirts, or dresses that meet the  

  dress code (see #4 above).

• Bare feet

• Heelies

• Pajamas, robes, blankets or bedroom shoes of any type

• Hats, visors, head garments, hair picks, or combs

• Garments and jewelry that display emblems relating to sex, drugs, weapons,

   obscenities, gang membership, and/or abusive substances, such as tobacco, drugs,

    alcohol products, or anything deemed inappropriate or disruptive by the administration

• Face paint

• No off-the-shoulder garments

• Confederate Flags


Students must comply or parents will be called to bring more clothes or to pick up the student. If a parent/guardian is unable to be reached, the school may provide an alternative outfit (when available) or isolate the student in ISS until the parent can be reached. Consequences will be administered to students that repeatedly violate this policy.