3224P Procedure - Student Dress

The student and parent may determine the student's personal dress and grooming standards, provided that the student's dress and grooming shall not: 
  1. Lead school officials to reasonably believe that such dress or grooming shall disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from the school environment or activity and/or educational objectives. This includes any article of clothing that is lewd or profane.
  2. Create a health or other hazard to the student's safety or to the safety of others.
  3. Create an atmosphere in which a student, staff, or other person's well-being is hindered by undue pressure, behavior, intimidation, overt gesture, or threat of violence;
  4. Imply gang membership or affiliation by written communication, marks, drawing, painting, design, or emblem upon any school or personal property or one's person; or
  5. Advertise alcohol, tobacco products, or any other illegal drug.
The principal, in connection with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity if the principal reasonably believes that the student's dress or grooming: 
  1. Creates a hazard to the student's safety or to the safety of others; or
  2. Shall prevent, interfere with, or adversely affect the purpose, direction, or effort required for the activity to achieve its goals.
If the student's dress or grooming is objectionable under these provisions, the principal shall request the student to make appropriate corrections. If the student refuses, the principal shall notify the student’s parent/guardian, if reasonably possible, and request that person to make the necessary correction. If both the student and parent/guardian refuse, the principal shall take appropriate disciplinary action. Students may be suspended if circumstances so warrant. Students who violate provisions of the dress code relating to extracurricular activities may be removed or excluded from the extracurricular activity for such period as the principal may determine. All students shall be accorded due process safeguards before any corrective action may be taken.
Students identified as being gang involved, influenced, or affiliated shall be provided assistance and/or programs which discourage gang involvement or affiliation, enhance self-esteem, encourage interest and participation in school or other positive activities, and promote membership in authorized school organizations.
Date: 10/14/08