Students 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
no be permitted.
As a guide in interpreting "appropriate" the following are examples of
unacceptable dress and are not to be worn in school:
- Hat, 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, flip-flops, or any footwear considered a safety hazard.
Footwear will be worn at all times.
- Bare midriffs, bare shoulders or basketball-type tank tops.
- T-shirts and other apparel displaying suggestive, obscene, inappropriate
symbolism or which may be disruptive of normal proceedings, (ie indicating
violence, sex, alcohol, substance abuse, weapons, slander, bigotry, etc.
- Apparel such as dresses, skirts, shorts, and skorts, and garments worn
over leggings or tights much 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.
- Students who violate the dress code will be issued a T-shirt to be worn
during the day.
- Chains or jewelry that can be used as a weapon.
- A 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 his designee shall have the right to make the final
decision regarding appropriate dress in school, as well as at school-sponsored