Our district superintendent is in the process of strictly enforcing professional dress in the classroom. This means no jeans unless it is Fridays, and that includes jean shirts, dresses, and skirts. Principals cannot wear jeans at all, and male principals are encouraged to wear a tie and jacket on a daily basis. 9.9 times out of 10, you are not in my district, and I do not mind this at all, considering at least 75% of my regular wardrobe is professional. I have plenty of skirts, dresses, suits, slacks, and blouses as well as flats, heels, and loafers. I have plenty of scarves as well. I personally feel that when you look in the mirror in the morning, you should look as if you are heading to work instead of Wal-Mart, for example. No teacher should look as if he or she has fallen out of bed. I came from St. Johns County (St. Augustine, FL), which is extremely professional in its entity. My intern teacher (2nd grade) almost always wore a suit with a nice scarf. We were not permitted to wear sleeveless clothing (I believe) or open-toed shoes. (I still don't now.) The principal always wore a suit, and the assistant principal always wore a tie and jacket. Everyone always looked professional, and it made for a very positive working environment. Not everyone went to the extent of wearing suits, yet they knew what was appropriate and what wasn't. So as I stated... the superintendent's decision does not faze me all that much because I am very much used to it. Here is some food for thought- - How is professional dress enforced in your school and district? - Do you feel any rules for professional dress should be less stringent for kindergarten, ESE, and PK teachers, for example? (For P.E. teachers, it is obvious.) - How do you dress generally? - Are there any "rules" for dress you have to follow in your school?