UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am
BRYAN -- Only thirteen more days before school in Bryan is back in session.
But Bryan students are going to have to put more thought into the outfits they wear this year, or they could find themselves getting into trouble.
That's because Bryan ISD will be enforcing a new dress code policy at the start of this school year.
Boys in grades six through 12, must have a clean shaven face and wear their shirts tucked in with a belt.
And everyone else must cover their shoulders and legs above the knee.
Sandy Farris, with BISD, says the new dress code is just one way to prepare them for the future.
"It's just a more professional way of appearing. When students leave school, when they graduate from high school, in virtually any career field they go into there will be some type of acceptable standard of dress so in effect this is just another way of preparing them for the future," said Farris.
Farris expects there to be some resistance by students but says that's normal with any policy change.
Students who don't comply with the new dress code will be asked to change immediately.
Other dress code rules state that anything with holes and tears are not permitted. As well as "hair shall be a natural color, clean, well groomed and worn in a manner and style that is not distracting in the learning environment. Body piercings, other than earrings, including, but not limited to nose rings and studs, eyebrow loops and studs, lip rings and studs, tongue piercings and the like are not allowed."