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Code of Student Conduct

student dress code

IX. Student Dress Code
    A. 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.
    B. 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.
    C. A student's dress, grooming and appearance, including hair, jewelry, make-up and nails, shall:
        1. Be safe and appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
        2. Not include extremely brief, revealing or see-through garments or garments that expose undergarments and/or midriffs,
        including spaghetti string straps, halter-tops, etc.
        3. Not include pajama pants, or other sleep attire.
        4. Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.
        5. Not include the wearing of hats/headgear inside the school during the school day except for a medical or religious purpose,
        or for approved activities.
        6. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene or libelous or that denigrate others on account of race, color, gender, religion,
        ethnic origin, sexual orientation or disability in an expressed or implied manner.
        7. Not promote or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
        8. Not denote or represent gang affiliation such as bandanas, beads, jewelry or other indicators and/or symbols intended
        expressly so.
    D. 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.
    E. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including in-school suspension for the day.
    F. Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including
    G. Each building principal or designee shall be responsible for informing all teachers, 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.

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