Revised: January 2019
The responsibility for the dress and appearance of a student rests primarily with the student and their parents or guardians. In the interest of maintaining an appropriate learning environment, the district believes in the following basic principles:
* All students are encouraged to dress in a manner that is appropriate, comfortable and conducive to an active academic school day.
* Students should be able to wear clothing without fear of or actual unnecessary discipline or body shaming.
* The student dress code should serve to support all students to develop a body-positive self-image.
* The district standard dress and appearance policy is gender neutral and applies to all students equally regardless of gender on school campuses and at school-sponsored functions and will be enforced consistently and fairly by all members of the school staff
* Clothing and hair styles are a matter of personal choice (except for schools with uniforms). The school shall be concerned only when these impact the health and safety of students and staff.
B.P. 5132 A.R. 5132
- No two items of red should be worn. Example: red shoes paired with red shirt will result in a dress code.
- Sagging or baggy pants/shorts that do not fit the waist or that are drastically altered pose a safety risk for students are not acceptable.
- Hats are not allowed unless Fort Miller.
- Clothing where the torso is exposed, i.e., tube tops, half shirts, halters • clothing that is see-through. (clothing must be opaque)
- Clothing or accessories which show profanity, obscene words or pictures, sexually suggestive statements, or incites to violence
- Clothing representing gang-related activities
- Clothing where the entire thigh is exposed, such as micro minis or short shorts.
- Bathing suits or cut-offs
- The wearing and carrying of tobacco promotional items, or items promoting controlled substances (drugs) and/or alcohol,
- Clothing where undergarments are exposed
- Clothing that has text that is libelous, bullying, constitutes harassment or discrimination • footwear must be worn at school and all functions
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