Student Dress Code (Excerpted From Policy 5300)
All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance. Teachers and all other district personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.
A student's dress, grooming and appearance, including hairstyle / color, jewelry and nails, shall:
- Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process
- Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard (e.g., flip flops) will not be allowed
- Not include the wearing of hats in the classroom except for a medical or religious purpose
- Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, and libelous or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability
- Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities
- Ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing
- Recognize that extremely brief garments that are too revealing, which might include tube tops, net tops, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines and see-through garments, are not appropriate.
Each building principal or his/ her designee shall be responsible for informing all students and their parents of the student dress code at the beginning of the school year and any dress code revisions made during the school year.
Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including in-school suspension for the day. Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including out-of-school suspension.