Student Dress Code

Dress and Grooming Policy

 Purpose:  The Board recognizes that each student's mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of personal style and individual preference.

 Authority:  The Board has the authority to impose limitations on students' dress in school. The Board will not interfere with the right of students and their parents/guardians to make decisions regarding their appearance, except when their choices disrupt the educational program of the schools or constitute a health or safety hazard.

 Students may be required to wear certain types of clothing while participating in physical education classes, technical education, extracurricular activities, or other situations where special attire may be required to ensure the health or safety of the student.

Delegation of Responsibility:  The building principal or designee shall be responsible to monitor student dress and grooming and to enforce Board policy and school rules governing student dress and grooming.

 Guidelines: 

·         Any garment that causes a substantial disruption of the educational program is prohibited.

·         Overly suggestive or revealing clothing which substantially interferes with the educational program is prohibited.

·         No visible undergarments are permitted.

·         Clothing must cover the midriff and may not be low cut in the neckline or arm hole.

·         Clothing promoting or suggesting drug, alcohol, or tobacco use; pornography; hate messages; and obscene and/or offensive language or gestures is prohibited. 
           This would include pins and buttons worn on clothing or accessories.

·         Hats, hoods, visors, bandannas, and sunglasses are prohibited.

·         Chains, wallet chains, and spiked jewelry are prohibited.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all school rules implementing this policy impose only the minimum necessary restrictions on the exercise of the student's taste and individuality.

Staff members shall be instructed to demonstrate, by example, positive attitudes toward neatness, cleanliness, propriety, modesty, and good sense in attire and appearance.

 

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