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
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 student's dress, grooming and appearance, including hair style/color, jewelry, make-up and nails shall:
1. Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the education process.
2. Not include extremely brief garments, which cause a disruption to the educational process.
3. Ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing. Pajamas are not allowed.
4. Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.
5. Not include the wearing of hats in the classroom except for a medical or religious purpose.
6. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous or denigrate others on account of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, (identity or expression), or sex. Gang affilitated clothing and bandannas are not allowed.
7. Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
To help provide more specific guidance at the high school in 2012-13, the length of shorts, skirts and dresses should be a maximum of six inches from the top of the knee to mid-thigh.
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.