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 and appearance. 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 hairstyle/color, jewelry, make-up, and nails, shall:
1. Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process(prohibited items include but are not limited to tube tops, plunging front/necklines, see-through garments)
2. Ensure that undergarments are completely covered with outer clothing.
3. Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.
4. Not include the wearing of hats, headscarves, and bandanas in the classroom except for a medical or religious purpose.
5. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, weight, sexual orientation or disability.
6. Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
7. Not conceal their head or face.
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. School officials will make every attempt to preserve the dignity of students when addressing student dress code violations. School officials will make every attempt to discuss a student’s potential or actual dress code violation without the student’s peers present or in the vicinity. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to progressive discipline.