Dress for summer

The district’s summer dress code is now in effect through Sept. 3. Dallas ISD adopts its summer dress code so employees can be comfortable as they perform their normal work duties while still portraying a professional image to students, parents, and community members.

Standards for daily attire are still at the discretion of the supervisor. However, remember that casual does not mean unkempt. The dress code does not allow for inappropriate apparel. [See OH(LOCAL) and DH (REGULA TION)]

  • Casual includes clothing that is comfortable and neatly put together while communicating professionalism.
  • Casual may differ based on the various business needs of the department. Please consult with your department supervisor to determine appropriate attire for your job.
  • Certain events on the district’s calendar may require employees in a specific department or location to wear business attire instead of the casual look.
  • Take your workday schedule into account when considering your attire for the day. If you have a meeting scheduled with the public or vendors, you may need to wear business attire.
  • Administrators will have the discretion to make exceptions to appropriateness of attire as it relates to culture, religious beliefs, vocational courses, physical education, maintenance, medical necessities, events, and spirit days.
  • Employees required to wear district-issued uniforms are expected to wear the assigned uniform.

Acceptable attire:

  • Clothing should be clean, pressed and wrinkle-free, without holes or frayed areas
  • All attire should fit appropriately (not excessively tight or loose)
  • Footwear – Loafers, boots, flats, sandals, and leather deck shoes are acceptable
  • Slacks – Nice pants or cotton slacks
  • Shirts – Blouses, casual shirts, and golf shirts are acceptable
  • Dresses and skirts – Casual dresses and skirts appropriate for an office environment are acceptable

Unacceptable attire:

  • Inappropriate attire includes, but is not limited to, form-fitting, snug, sagging, or transparent clothing
  • Revealing or provocative attire
  • Dresses and skirts shorter than three inches above the bend of the knee
  • Excessively worn, faded, or tight clothing
  • Slippers, flip-flops, house shoes, sneakers, and athletic shoes
  • Jeans, sweatpants, shorts, bib overalls, leggings, spandex, and lycra
  • Tank tops and shirts or t-shirts with inappropriate messages/graphics
  • Gym clothes and beach wear

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