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The Board recognizes that each student’s mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of personal style and individual preference. The Board will not interfere with the right of students and their parents to make decisions regarding their appearance except when their choices affect the educational program of the schools or the health and safety of others. The Board authorizes the Superintendent to develop and enforce school regulations prohibiting student dress or grooming practices that:
- Present a hazard to the health or safety of the student or to others in the school.
- Materially interfere with schoolwork, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program.
- Cause excessive wear or damage to school property.
- Prevent students from achieving their educational objectives
- Represent membership in a gang.
Obscene language or symbols, or symbols of sex, drugs, or alcohol on clothing are expressly prohibited.
Student Dress Code Board Regulation:
The District encourages students to take pride in their attire as it relates to the school setting. Students should dress in a manner that, in addition to the following guidelines, takes into consideration the educational environment, safety, health, and welfare of self and others. Administration reserves the right to decide if a student’s attire is inappropriate or distracting.
- Only tailored shorts and skirts that are hemmed may be worn in grades kindergarten through twelve (see below).
- Bare midriffs, halter-tops, and spaghetti straps are not acceptable.
•Clothing, such as tank tops, sheer blouses, mesh shirts, tube tops, halter-tops, bare midriffs, crop tops, and sleeveless garments are prohibited. (Normal clothing fit or movement of the body should not cause clothing to expose breasts, abdomen, buttocks or the groin area).
• Pajamas, lounge pants, slippers, house shoes, or flip-flops are not appropriate school dress.
• “Sagging” pants are prohibited. The waistline of the pant is to be worn on the person’s waist, not below. The crotch must fit properly; the pant must fit without a belt. If a belt is worn it is to be secured in the pant belt loops.
• Long shirts worn over sagging pants will be required to be tucked in.
• Shorts or skirts must reach at least mid-thigh or below in length (NOT FINGERTIP in length).
• Cutoffs, spandex, and other tight fitting clothing are prohibited as outside garments.
• Holes or slits in clothing are prohibited.
• Low cut blouses exposing breasts are not allowed.
C. Bare feet are never acceptable. In the interests of student safety, shoes must be worn at all times. Closed shoes are
- to be worn for any type of physical activity, such as physical education, et cetera.
- Jewelry shall not be worn if it presents a safety hazard to self and/or others.
- Profane or defamatory writing on clothing or jewelry is not acceptable.
- No bandannas of any color, size, or shape may be carried or displayed in any classroom or at any school activity. This also includes simulations of anything representing “colors”.
- No hats may be worn in a classroom, except for properly approved occupational safety headgear required for special classes.
- Gang related personalization is not permitted on hats, on items of clothing, or on one’s person.
- No chains are to be displayed or be in possession of. No safety pins are to be worn.
- Obscene language or symbols, or symbols of drugs, sex, or alcohol on clothing are expressly prohibited.
- Includes jewelry, painted fingernails, tattoo marks.
J. Body piercing is not allowed.
The administrator may preapprove exceptions for special activities or health considerations
(such as a student being required to wear prescription dark glasses). Students who volunteer for extracurricular activities, such as athletics, band, chorus, et cetera, are subject to the standards of dress as defined by the sponsors of such activities.