Bryan ISD Enforces New Dress Code

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With a new school year, comes new challenges.

Today, one of the biggest challenge Bryan ISD is facing is enforcing its new dress code.

According to a spokesperson for Bryan ISD, there have been fewer than 100 students disciplined for dress code violations today at area schools, out of 16,000 students.

So far the biggest violations are facial hair and showing up without wearing belts.

Monday on Brazos Valley This Morning, we talked to Bryan's new superintendent Dr. Tommy Wallis about the district's new dress code and the changes students will have to adhere to.

"This is not a stringent dress code, we just have the kiddos tuck their shirt tails in and they don't sag so it's not stringent by any stretch of the imagination. And when I did come in, they asked me if I would endorse it and I read it and it looked fine to me, it looked like a fair one," Wallace said.

From the Bryan ISD Website:

The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees adopted the Student Code of Conduct for the 2011-12 school year at its regular meeting June 13. Contained in the Code of Conduct is the dress code for all Bryan ISD students. Several changes are in store for students as they return to school in the fall.

Changes include:

•Sleeves are required on garments in all grades.
•Boys' shirts must be tucked into the waistband in grades 6-12.
•Pants/slacks must be appropriately sized, worn at the waist, and belted for boys in grades 6-12.
•Acceptable shorts, dresses, skorts and skirts must reach the top of the knee or longer.
•Male students must be clean-shaven; fuzzy and stubby beginning growth must be shaved. Sideburns must not extend below the earlobe.
•Garments revealing the shoulders/undergarments are prohibited.
•Students are prohibited from wearing garments that are excessively tight.
•Oversized, baggy clothing and those with holes or tears are prohibited.
•Hair shall not be worn to cover facial features.
•Leggings may not be worn as the primary garment.
•Hoods may not be worn inside the school building.
•Costume contact lenses are prohibited.

For a complete version of the Bryan ISD Dress Code, just click on the link provided below this story.