Dress and Appearance

A students’ appearance, including dress and hygiene, must not disrupt the educational process, interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching/learning climate, or compromise reasonable standards of health, safety, and decency. The District does not prohibit hairstyles historically associated with race, ethnicity, or hair texture, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists. Students who disrupt the educational process or compromise standards of health and safety must modify their appearance.

Appropriate dress and grooming shall be determined by the building principal in accordance with the regulations below:

  1. Appropriate footwear must be worn. Specifically for the health and safety of our students, flip-flops are prohibited.
  2. The wearing of hats or hoods is prohibited in the building unless specifically permitted by the principal or his designee.
  3. Bare midriffs, see-through garments, clothing which bares the chest, tube tops and halter tops are prohibited in grades five through eight.
  4. Skirts or shorts more than six inches above the knee are prohibited except for prescribed uniforms worn during Physical Education and school related athletic functions.
  5. Obscene, profane language or provocative pictures on clothing or jewelry is prohibited.
  6. Students are not to wear overcoats or out-of-door coats in classrooms or during class time unless specifically permitted by the principal or designee.
  7. Students shall not wear any clothing, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign or other item which is evidence of membership or affiliation in any gang.
  8. Clothing which bears any message which is considered to be obscene; disrespectful of country, school or religion; or advertises alcoholic beverages, drugs and or tobacco shall be deemed inappropriate.
  9. Sagged/baggy pants - the waistline of the pants is to be located at the hipbone of the student without undergarments visible.

Regulation 5330R

Administrative Adoption: October 25, 1999

Amended: January 22, 2022