Dress Code – Division Wide
The general atmosphere of a school must be conducive to learning. If a student’s general attire or appearance presents a danger to his or health or welfare, or attracts undue attention to the extent that it becomes a disruptive factor in the school, the principal or his/her designee will ask the student to make the necessary changes. In the event the change does not take place in the time allowed, the principal or his/her designee will prescribe the necessary action to be taken by the school under the rules and regulations prescribed by the Board of Education and school board policies. In the interest of health, safety, cleanliness, decency, and decorum among students, the following regulations have been adopted by the School Board.
- In general, acceptable wearing apparel for students will be determined by students’ parents. However, at any time when there is evidence that the choice of clothing or a student’s appearance endangers the student’s health or safety, or otherwise interferes with the educational process and mission of the school, the school will exercise its rights and responsibilities and take corrective action.
- Students are expected to follow all school rules governing safety in specialized programs that may require the wearing of protective clothing, safety glasses, proper foot protection, or other similar requirements.
- In all matters relating to individual dress and grooming, students are required to exercise good judgment, exhibit responsible behavior, and endeavor to reflect respect for themselves, their school, and their community.
- The wearing of clothing, insignia, symbols, or adornments worn or carried on or about a student which may promote the use of any controlled substance, including but not limited to drugs, alcohol, or tobacco, is unacceptable.
- The wearing of clothing which features offensive and/or vulgar words, pictures, or drawings, or includes phrases of a sexual nature or phrases that have derogatory language regarding a person’s ethnic background, national origin, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability is unacceptable.
- The wearing of clothing which represents any group, gang, organization, or philosophy which advocates violence or disruption, or has any history of violence or disruption of the objectives of the school’s instructional programs is unacceptable.
- The wearing of clothing which is unduly revealing or attire which detracts in any way from the educational mission of the school is unacceptable.
- School administrators shall review this regulation and any additions or amendments annually with faculty, staff, students, and parents.