Student Dress Code


Nostudent's appearance, including but not limited to his/her attire, shall beconsidered proper and acceptable for school if it distracts from, or in any waydisrupts, the educational process. The Livingston Parish School Board isresponsible for achieving a system wide dress code for appearance and dressamong students that will promote the best atmosphere for teaching and learning.


Itis the responsibility of each student to use good judgment regarding appearanceand attire. Cleanliness shall be a basic consideration. Any complaintconcerning a student's dress and appearance shall be addressed by theparticular school's administration. The principal of the particular schoolshall make the final decision as to what is considered proper attire andappearance. In the event that health and medical considerations for aparticular student require an exception to the Dress Code, the principal of theparticular school shall determine that exception and make his/her faculty andstaff aware of the exception.

The following guidelines have been established regarding all student's dressand appearance:

  1. Appropriate footwear must be worn to school (no shower shoes, flip-flops).
  2. Caps, hats, unprescribed glasses are not permitted.
  3. Patches, decorations, slogans, symbols, tags, marks, or advertisements are prohibited(Examples: Beer, cigarettes, drugs, obscene suggestions, sexual connotations, etc.)
  4. No emblems, insignias, or monograms shall appear on any uniform item.
  5. Earring(s) are not allowed for males as wearing apparel. (Ears or other body parts, shirt,pants, etc.)
  6. Male hair length must be of even distribution. The hair may not extend below the plane of the shoulder nor down upon the eyebrow in front, nor down below the earlobes. Hair must be clean, well-groomed and neat at all times. (Lines cut in the hair, shaven hair, "mohawk" cuts, extreme coloring of hair, "tails" or any other hairstyle which interferes with a student's performance or that of his classmates is prohibited.)
  7. Sideburns can extend to the lobe of the ear. Beards are unacceptable. Mustaches neatly trimmed are acceptable.
  8. Female hair must be clean, neat and well-groomed. Extreme coloring and extreme hairstyles are not acceptable. Hair in rollers is not acceptable.
  9. Foundation garments must be worn.
  10. Dress during any period where uniforms are not required, such as special event days, or for transferring students, shall be consistent with the intent and spirit of the School Uniform Dress Code.



TheSchool Board is permitted by state law to adopt dress codes mandating the useof school uniforms. The purpose of the School Uniform Dress Code shallbe to provide additional opportunities for increased school safety; toencourage students to experience a greater sense of school identity andbelonging; to encourage an improvement in student behavior; and to encourage ahigh level of program participation.


ü Solid color: Navy blue or white

ü Polo: (golf-boxed, hemmed) two, three, or four buttonsat the top front with collar (short or long sleeve)

ü Oxford/dressshirt (short or long sleeves)

ü **Elementarystudents shall be encouraged to tuck in shirts.

ü **Middle/junior/highschool students shall be required to tuck in shirts.

ü Designs,emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited

ü Under-shirtsand t-shirts, if worn, must be white in color and can only be worn underneaththe standard uniform


ü Solid color: Khaki

ü Style must be cotton twill or cotton blend (no jean style ormaterial)-No rivets

ü No sewn on outside pockets or flaps; cargo pants are prohibited

ü **Elementary students mayhave elastic waist pants with or without belt loops (belts are optional, butencouraged)

ü **Middle/junior/high school students’ pants must have belt loops andmandatory belt

ü Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited

ü Zip fly only


ü Solid color: Khaki

ü Styles must be cotton twillor cotton blend (no jean style/material)

ü Designs, emblems,insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited

ü Uniform shirts must be worn under jumpers

ü Length: Top of knee or longer


ü Must be worn at waistline

ü Length: Top of knee or longer

ü Can be pleated, flat, or A-line

ü Cargo style pockets on any garment are prohibited.

Shorts :

ü Must be worn at the waistline

ü Length: Top of knee to four (4) inches above knee (length cannot bebelow the knees) (length can be cuffed or not cuffed)

ü Can be pleated or flatfront


ü If skorts have belt loops, a belt must be worn

ü Must be worn at the waistline

ü Length: Top of knee to four (4) inches above knee (length cannot bebelow the knees) (length can be cuffed or not cuffed)

ü Can be pleated, flat, or A-line


ü Straight legs

ü No elastic or gathered at the ankles. No slits in pants legs.

ü Must be hemmed and length not to exceed top of shoe (hem can be cuffed)

ü No pockets on lower legs.

ü Must be worn at waistline

ü Cropped, stirrup, parachute, wind, stretch/warm‑up, Capri, and jeanstyle pants are prohibited

ü Can be pleated or flatfront


ü Solid color and solid material: Black, navy blue, khaki or brown

ü Elementary students shall be encouraged to wear belts

ü Middle/junior/high students – belts are mandatory when wearing slacks,shorts

ü Belt buckles must be plain; standard buckle

ü Appropriate length for waist size

ü Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms, logos, holes, studs etc. areprohibited


ü Solid color: White, navy blue or skin tone

ü Socks, hose or tights must be worn with shoes


ü Solid color: White, navy blue or khaki (must be matching pair)

ü Mandatory wear

ü Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited

ü Mustbe visible and no higher than the knee


ü Shoes may tie, buckle or velcro

ü Closed‑toe and closed‑heel shoe mandatory (tennis shoes, dress shoes,casual shoes or slip‑on shoes)

ü Shoes shall be properly tied, if applicable

ü Boots may be worn with pants only

Pullovers of Any Kind(sweaters, sweatshirts, vests; any garment which is pulled over the head which doesnot snap, button or zip from top to bottom):

ü Solid color: Navy blue or white

ü Pullover v‑neck or pullover crew (hoods are prohibited)

ü Must be worn over uniform shirt

ü Turtlenecks are prohibited

ü Designs, emblems, insignias, monograms and logos are prohibited


ü Coat/jacket/sweatermay be worn as long as the uniform shirt collar is revealed under thecoat/jacket/sweater (TRENCHCOATS are prohibited)

ü Vests/jackets/sweaters/coatsthat zip/button/snap from top to bottom may be any color and with hood

Bypurchasing from an approved vendor, parents will be certain the uniform will bein compliance. The acceptable color is the traditional khaki. Thelighter stone color is not acceptable. The dark chocolate brown color and thedark green color are also not acceptable. If there is any doubt about apurchase regarding style and/or color, check with your school or visit anapproved vendor.


**Thislist will be updated periodically and posted on the School Board website at

8464 Airline Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 928-3131

19390 Vicknair Road
Maurepas, LA 70449
(225) 698-1538

19053 Florida Blvd.
Albany, LA 70711
(985) 567-3504

13475 Vera McGowan Dr.
Walker, LA 70785
(225) 665-7989

205 South Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(225) 664-7386

2706 W. Thomas
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 542-0121

1500 W. Church St.
Hammond, LA 70401
985-419-9505 fax

Faith's Uniforms
2206 N. Sherwood Forest Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 275-1111

(near Woman’s Hospital)
9535 Airline Hwy.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 925-9552
(225) 929-9552 fax

(near St. Theresa School)
910 Airline Hwy.
Gonzales, LA
(225) 644-2181

WAL-MART (Denham Springs)
904 South Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(225) 665-0270

WAL-MART (Walker)
28270 Walker South Rd.
Walker, LA 70785
(225) 667-2335

34972 Hwy. 16
Watson, LA 70706
(225) 664-4883 or (225) 664-5020

Crystal Vavasseur
(can order online)
(can call and arrange to see/purchase the uniforms)
(can fax the order to her)

10127 Florida Boulevard, Suite B
Walker, LA 70785

Online Store at Appointments available -
Call 225-304-5993
Up to 8% of purchase goes back to your school!

Students First
School Uniforms

(910) 686-4101

Student Compliance With the Uniform Dress Code:

TheSchool Uniform Dress Code of Livingston Parish shall strive to achievefull compliance through use of incentives and positive reinforcement measures,and will resort to disciplinary action only when positive measures fail toensure compliance. In addition, the policy's rationale and benefits of the SchoolUniform Dress Code will be explained and fully understood by the studentand his or her family.

The intent of this policy is not to inhibit or prohibit any student who is not inuniform from receiving the education to which he or she is entitled. Also, the intent of this policy is not to suspend or expel a student from class or fromschool, or lower an academic grade as a result of not complying with the SchoolUniform Dress Code. However, non‑compliance shall result in progressive disciplinary action being taken with the student.

No student shall be considered in violation of the School Uniform Dress Code in the following instances:

  1. When administrators allow exceptions to the uniform code for special events. (Ex. Dress‑up day, athletes on game days, academic teams, clubs, picture day, Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts on regular meeting days, etc.)
  2. During the first ten (10) school days after transferring from out of the Parish to Livingston Parish Schools. During this ten (10) day period, appropriate dress (according to School Board Policy) shall be followed.
  3. When a student is on campus outside of normal school hours.
  4. When a student has been authorized by the school principal to wear a school activity uniform such as those worn by members of the cheerleading squad, dance team, band or athletic teams

Progressive Disciplinary Action:

Students violating the School Uniform Dress Code shall be disciplined as follows:

  • 1st offense = Parent/Guardian Contact
  • 2nd offense = Administrator/Parent, Verbal Contact
  • 3rd offense = Detention
  • 4th offense and subsequent = One (1) day out of school suspension for each offense

Annual Evaluation:

All schools shall submit to the Superintendent an annual evaluation of the SchoolUniform Dress Code no later than February 1st of each year.


All secondary students and other students where required by the local school, shallbe required to dress out for physical education classes in a standard uniform. Exceptions can be made for religious reasons only, as hereinafter stated.

The standard uniform for physical education classes shall be as follows:


1.Plain tee shirt - school may require white or school colors.

2.Gym shorts - school may require white or school colors.

3.Gym shoes - any color.

4.Socks - predominantly white (any color top).


1.Schools may require either one or two piece uniforms in either white or schoolcolors.

2.If a two-piece uniform is required, it shall meet the same standards as boys'uniform.

3.Gym shoes - any color.

4.Socks - predominantly white (any color top).

Schools may sell uniforms to students as a service, but students shall not be requiredto buy uniforms from the school. Students shall not be required to purchase new uniforms each year if their present uniforms are in acceptable condition and fit properly.

Students transferring from one school to another shall be permitted to use their present gym suits or other suitable uniforms for a reasonable period of time, until anappropriate uniform can be purchased.

Students shall be required to put their names on their uniforms for identification.

Properdress in physical education class shall be a factor in determining a student'sgrade.

Astudent shall be allowed to dress for physical education class in accordancewith his/her religious beliefs, provided that he or she has a writtenpermission or excuse from his/her minister. Should physical educationactivities of the girls involve indecent exposure, the student shall be allowedto do alternative activities.

Revised:June, 2001

Revised:June, 2003

Ref: Scott v. Board of Education,304 N.Y.S. 2d 601 (1969); Darr v. Schmidt, 460 F.2d 609 (1972); La. Rev.Stat. Ann. '17:416.7;Board minutes, 10-8-69, 10-29-70, 2-3-71, 8-24-72, 9-7-72, 9-21-72, 9-26-74,9-77, 1-80, 5-89, 8-90, 2-3-00, 4-5-01, 4-17-03.


Notice of Discrimination

The Livingston Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, disability or gender in its educational programs and activities (including employment and application for employment), and it is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of gender by Title IX (20 USC 168) and on the basis of disability by Section 504 (42 USC 794). The Title IX Coordinator is Stephen Parrill

Livingston Parish Public Schools is committed to ensuring that all websites and web applications, both public-facing and for internal use, conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W.C.A.G.) 2.0 Level AA. Any issues should be reported (, Assistant Superintendent, P.O. Box 1130, Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225) 686-7044. The Special Education Director is Dr. Eric Penalber (; the LPPS 504 Coordinator is Monica Sullivan (, P.O. Box 1130 Livingston, LA 70754; Phone (225)686-4248.

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