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School Dress Code Changes Take Effect In Orange County

Posted January 15, 2003

— Students in

Orange County

need to take care of what they wear from now on. A new dress code went into effect Wednesday.

The Orange County school dress code states no student's appearance or clothing will be acceptable if it is disruptive provocative indecent vulgar or obscene or if it endangers the health and safety of the student or others.

Among the restrictions, students cannot wear bandanas, gang-related clothing or any adornment such as chains or spikes that could be perceived as a weapon.

Halter tops, tank tops, clothing that reveals underclothes, see-through clothes, undershirts or clothing bearing lewd, vulgar, or offensive remarks -- including T-shirts advertising tobacco or alcohol products -- are also banned.

Sunglasses, hats, sweatbands and other head coverings inside school buildings are also prohibitted.

Proper footwear is required.

A similar policy is in effect for students in Wake County.


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