A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. District wide standards on student attire are intended to help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce discipline problems, and improve school safety. The board recognizes that students have a right to express themselves through dress and personal appearance, and that student dress has an effect on behavior, work quality and school pride. Students are not permitted to wear apparel that is disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school.
The following shall not be worn in school buildings, on school grounds or at school activities:
Any clothing, paraphernalia, grooming, jewelry, accessories, or body adornments that are disruptive or potentially disruptive to the educational environment as determined by the administrator, including but not limited to items that:
- refer to drugs, tobacco or alcohol;
- are obscene, profane, vulgar or defamatory in design or message;
- advocate drug use, violence, or disruptive behavior;
- threaten the safety or welfare of another person;
- reveal all or part of the stomach, buttocks or chest;
- are backless, strapless or with spaghetti straps;
- reveal underwear;
- are inappropriately sheer, short, tight or low-cut.
- Shorts and skirts must be at least fingertip length.
If clothing is determined to be disruptive to the learning environment, the student will be asked to call home for a change of clothes, turn an inappropriate shirt inside out, or put on a jacket/sweatshirt.