Student Dress Code as adopted by the Board of Education
Student dress should be appropriate for a school setting and in accordance with Board Policy. Clothing or accessories which violate this policy, or present a hazard for the wearer, or cause a disruption in the process of education, will not be permitted.
As a guide in interpreting “appropriate” the following are examples of unacceptable dress and are not to be worn in school:
- Head coverings (excluding established religious headwear), gloves, scarves, and jackets.
- Underwear and clothing resembling underwear may not be worn as external clothing or exposed.
- Sunglasses, glazed or tinted glasses or costume contact lenses may not be worn unless it is a documented medical necessity.
- Bare feet, or any footwear considered a safety hazard. Footwear will be worn at all times.
- For Females: Bare midriffs, bare shoulders, straps less than 2 inches in width and low cut tops.
For Males: Any style tank top.
- T-shirts and other apparel displaying suggestive, obscene, inappropriate symbolism or which may be disruptive of normal proceedings, (for example, indicating violence, sex, alcohol, substance abuse, weapons, slander, bigotry, gang membership, etc.)
- Apparel such as dresses, skirts, shorts, and skorts, and garments worn over leggings or tights must reach the tip of the extended fingers when the arms are hanging normally at one’s side, or four inches above the knee, but in no case will a student be permitted to wear clothing that is disruptive to the educational process.
- Untidy, torn, damaged, soiled or cut-off clothing.
- Chains or jewelry that can be used as a weapon.
Students who violate the dress code may be issued a T-shirt to be worn during the day.
Progression of discipline:
a) First Offense: warning and/or detention and change of clothing.
b) Second Offense: parent conference and/or 1 day suspension and change of clothing.
c) Third Offense: up to 3 day suspension and change of clothing
The high school principal or designee will have the right to make the final decision regarding appropriate dress in school and at school-sponsored events.
BUTTONS, ARMBANDS AND ANY OTHER CLOTHING
Students may wear or display buttons, armbands, flags, decals, badges or other clothing of symbolic expressions, unless the manner of expression materially and substantially interferes with the orderly process of the school or the rights of others