The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an agenda item that alters the uniform policy for students in grades 6-12. Middle and high school students can wear knee-length shorts from the first day of school on Thursday, August 10 until October 6. Elementary school students are already allowed to wear shorts under the normal school board dress code.
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.
The measure was taken up at the recommendation of JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph due to excessive heat warnings that are often in effect for the region during the first months of the school year.