V. Dress Code

Dress Code

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 students’ dress, grooming and appearance shall be safe, appropriate, and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.

Examples:

1.       Extremely brief garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and back) and arm openings, see-through garments and garments that bare midriff are not appropriate.  Shorts and skirts should reach mid-thigh.

2.       Underwear must be completely covered with outer clothing.

3.        Include footwear at all times.  Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.

4.        Headgear is not permitted in the school building.

5.        Appearance or dress should not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientations, or disability.

6.        Appearance or dress should not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.

Each building principal, or his or 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 revisions to the dress code 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.







 

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