Return to Headlines

JP Schools Amends Dress Code Policy to Allow Shorts Year Round

Students in Jefferson Parish Schools can now wear shorts throughout the entire school year. The Jefferson Parish School board unanimously approved Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley’s amendment to the dress code policy during their August 7 meeting.

“This just seems like common sense. We live in Louisiana. It’s hot way more than it is cold. ” said JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “Many parents and kids have asked me about it over the last two years. If a student is more comfortable in shorts, they now have that option.”

The approval of this policy will allow students at all grade levels to wear knee-length shorts year-round. Shorts must match the color of the school’s pants, be worn at the appropriate length, and may not be excessively tight or baggy. Students may not wear bike shorts.

Dr. Brumley reviewed the student dress code policy last school year with his student, parent, and principal councils. The Superintendent’s Councils were created to gather stakeholder input.

Previously, only elementary students could wear shorts throughout the year. Middle and high school students previously were only allowed to wear shorts until October. Families who have questions about the dress code policy should contact their school. School contact information can be found at jpschools.org.