GBEBA-R LRSD Board Policy

Published by jackbgarvey on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 15:42

Little Rock School District



The Little Rock School District prides itself on a professional atmosphere and positive image that all employees present as representatives of the school district. This image is affected by the manner of dress used within our schools, central offices, and in public when employees are representing the school district.

This regulation is applicable to all District employees. Site-based staff should wear professional attire every day unless it is a special day designated by the school’s Continuous Improvement Committee (e.g. Spirit Day) or their job duties require them to wear protective clothing (e.g. art, chemistry or vocational teachers). Central Office Staff and Building Level Administrators must ensure that they are in professional or business attire every day. Male staff should wear shirt and tie Monday through Thursday; dress-tie is optional on Friday. All facility and maintenance, transportation, child nutrition, custodial staff, security and field technicians are exempt from wearing dress ties due to safety precautions, but they are expected to be in business dress Monday through Friday.

Acceptable professional attire/ business dress encompasses many looks, but for the purposes of this regulation it means casual clothing that is appropriate for a professional environment. Listed below is an overview of acceptable professional attire/ business dress for all LRSD employees. This list also contains some of the more common items that are not appropriate for the new LRSD work environment. This list is not intended to be all-inclusive but to provide general parameters for proper professional attire/business wear. Staff is to make intelligent judgments about items that are not specifically addressed. A good rule of thumb is it is generally better to be overdressed than underdressed. 

  • ·Slacks/pants – Slacks/pants are to be clean and wrinkle free.  Inappropriate items include jeans, sweat pants, shorts, bib overalls, spandex and other form-fitting pants, and pants that are excessively worn or faded. 
  • Casual shirts with collars (for men), blouses (for women) and polo shirts are acceptable. Examples of inappropriate attire include shirts with large lettering or logos, t-shirts and sweatshirts (Site-based staff who are student activity or team sponsors may wear team t-shirts or sweat shirts with prior approval of the principal on activity/competition days). Other examples of inappropriate attire include tank tops, halter-tops, and any tops with bare shoulders (unless worn under another blouse, sweater or jacket).  Avoid clothes that are distracting and revealing.
  • Dresses/skirts – Casual dresses and skirts with modest hemlines are acceptable. Dresses that are sleeveless but do not leave the shoulders bare are acceptable. Strapless, halter or spaghetti strap dresses are considered inappropriate (unless worn under a jacket, sweater or blouse). Mini-skirts are unacceptable.
  • Footwear – Items such as loafers, boots, flats, and leather casual shoes are acceptable. Clean athletic shoes are acceptable for site-based staff but are not acceptable for Central Office Staff and Building Level Administrators. Thongs, flip-flops and slippers are considered unacceptable for all employees.
  • Personal Hygiene – Maintaining well-kept hair, good personal hygiene, and general neat grooming is expected of all employees.



Date: May 29, 2014