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Prescriptive Dress Code Policy

Since 2013-14, the Rutherford County Board of Education has approved the adoption of a Prescriptive Dress Code Policy for students at Forest City – Dunbar Elementary. Clothes that meet the prescriptive dress code may be purchased at any location that sells them. All items are available through online purchase and in-store at a number of locations. However, we have partnered with Southern Scrubs in Forest City to serve as an onsite vendor for clothing purchasing.


Prescriptive Dress Code Policy Details




  • Navy or white polo style shirts (long or short sleeve).
  • Khaki or navy dress pants or shorts.
  • Shirttails must be tucked in at all times and pants must be at the waistline.
  • Navy or white polo style shirts (long or short sleeve)
  • khaki or navy dress pants, shorts, skirts, or scooter (skirt with shorts underneath).
  • Girls may also choose to wear khaki or navy jumpers or navy or white polo-style dresses.
  • Polo shirts must be worn under khaki jumpers.
  • Solid navy, black, or white stockings may be worn under skirts.
  • Shorts, skirts, or scooters must be at mid-thigh length.


All Students:

  • Students may wear any style coat or jacket to or from school, but not in the building. 
  • Students may wear solid navy, grey or white jackets in the building during the school day.
  • There are no additional guidelines for shoes beyond the current Rutherford County Schools policy. 
  • Street shoes or sandals will be worn.