Faculty/Staff Dress Attire

                                                                      HATTIESBURG PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                                                           Standards for Professional Dress


STANDARD ONE: FIT
1. No cleavage
2. Clothing should be size appropriate. (tightness, sagging, and/or baggy)
3. Undergarments should be worn but may not be exposed (color, outline, etc.)
4. Tank tops, swimsuits, spaghetti straps, sweat pants, scrubs, low neckline, low back line
garments, wind suits*, casual velour suits are not permitted
5. Sleeveless dresses/tops which meet top of arm at shoulder or are covered by a jacket are
permitted
6. Legging, jeggings, and stretch pants are not allowed. (Hosiery only)**
STANDARD TWO: LENGTH
1. Skirts and dresses must be knee length. (front and back)
2. Slits in skirts or dresses must come no higher than two inches above the knee.
3. Midriff should not be exposed.
STANDARD THREE: PRESENTATION
1. All shirts designed to be tucked in should be tucked in.
2. No jeans (except on designated days—These jeans should not have holes.)
3. All tattoos should be covered.
4. Clothes should be clean and ironed.
5. No visible body piercings except ears. (Tongue, nose and eyebrows piercings are not
permitted.)
6. Sheer clothing must be worn with approved undershirt (no spaghetti straps)
7. Unnatural colored hair is not permitted***
STANDARD THREE: PRESENTATION
1. No Greek clothing should be worn.
2. Clothing should be in good repair.
3. Hats/ sunglasses are not to be worn inside.
4. T-shirts only on spirit days (HPSD/Team)
5. Bluetooth device should not be worn. Phones should not be in use and should be on silent
or off.
6. Observe personal hygiene etiquette at all times.
STANDARD FOUR: SHOES
1. Rubber/sports/ shower flip flops are not permitted.
2. No tennis shoes****
3. No rain boots unless weather permits.
4. Shoes should be in good repair.
*Physical education personnel only
** Tights have feet (hosiery), and leggings do not have feet.
***Crayola colors of red, blue, green, purple, pink, etc. are not permitted
****Physical Education personnel or medical requirement
Exceptions are allowed at the principal’s/director’s discretion.
MONITORING will be done by school site dress code committees.
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