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Here’s What’s in the New Flagler School Dress Code

Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt and Board Chair Trevor Tucker. ⓒ Stephen Helfrich

The Flagler County School Board has approved a new, revised dress code ahead of the 2022/23 school year. The item was passed at Tuesday night’s business meeting with a 4-1 vote; Chair Trevor Tucker dissented on the basis that the code shouldn’t change at all.

The new dress code now lays out the following parameters for students:



1. Midriffs shall not be seen.

2. Any solid color or pattern.

3. Trademark logo is acceptable.

4. No lace or sheer materials, including cutouts.

5. Any Flagler Schools approved/sponsored shirt, team jersey or club shirt.

Bottom Attire

1. Worn securely at waist; no shorter than mid-thigh; no rips or tears above mid-thigh.

2. All solid colors or patterned pants, shorts, skirts, skorts or jeans.

3. small trademark logo is acceptable.


1. Any solid color or patterned zip-up, button-up or over-the-head sweatshirts or sweaters are acceptable.

2. If under layer is visible, it must be within standard dress code.

3. No trench coats.


1. Footwear deemed a safety hazard (for example, wheels or slippers) are not allowed. 

2. K-5: Must wear flat, fully-enclosed shoes or athletic shoes. No flip-flops, sandals, slides or Croc styles.

3. 6-8: May wear enclosed shoes, athletic shoes, sandals with a back, strap or Croc styles. No flip-flops or slides.

4. 9-12: All of the above are acceptable including flip-flops, Croc styles, slides and sandals.

General Rules

  • No garments shall have slogans, statements or graphics.
  • No sheer or lace top or bottom.
  • School may alter dress code for special events.
  • Head coverings including bandanas, sweatbands and hoods not allowed inside buildings.
  • No sunglasses in building.
  • Jewelry or accessories that present safety or health hazards or cause disruptions are not allowed.
  • Footwear determined to be unsafe for school, recess or PE classes may be prohibited by administration during the activity or class.
  • Tattoos deemed inappropriate must be covered.
  • Contact lenses that alter appearance of eyes are not allowed.
  • Students in grades 6-12 are required to wear school IDs at all times.


  • Students who enter the district after the start of the school year have a 10-day grace period.
  • The Superintendent, in consultation with the principal, may waive the dress code on a case-by-case basis for reasons such as medical necessity or sincerely held religious belief, documented by a physician or religious leader.
  • Students may wear a uniform of a nationally recognized youth organization, such as the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, on regular meeting days.
  • Student may wear a costume, special clothing or dress attire necessary for participation in a school-sponsored or extracurricular activity provided the clothing complies with district policy.

Written By

Chris Gollon is a Flagler County resident since 2004, as well as a staple of the local independent music scene and avid observer of Central Florida politics, arts, and recreation.

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