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Dress Code Policy

Allowable Dress & Grooming while at school or school-related activities:
● Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants, shorts, or skirt, or the equivalent, and footwear appropriate for classes and activities the student is expected to participate in each day.
● Shirts and dresses must have fabric on the front, back, and sides for appropriate coverage.
● Clothing must cover undergarments.
● Fabric covering all private parts must not be see-through.
● Hats and other head-gear must allow the face and ears to be visible and not interfere with the line of sight of any student or staff.
● Clothing must be appropriate for all scheduled classroom activities as outlined by school administration including physical education, science labs, shop class, and other activities where unique hazards may exist.
● Specialized courses or activities may require specialized attire, such as safety gear or sports uniform.

Non-Allowable Dress & Grooming for school and school-related activities:
● Clothing may not depict, advertise, or advocate the use of alcohol, tobacco, electronic cigarettes or vaping devices, marijuana, or other controlled substances. Hoods on clothing must remain off the head.
● Clothing may not depict pornography, nudity, or sexual suggestions or acts.
● Clothing may not use or depict hate speech or target any group based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or any other groups in board policy as protected groups.
● Clothing of all types recognized as gang-affiliated or threatening must not be worn and must not threaten the health or safety of any other student or staff.
● Clothing, drawings, tattoos, and accessories that display or promote hateful and/or disrespectful messages are not permitted. This includes but is not limited to drug, alcohol, or tobacco/nicotine-related information, gang signs or symbols, depiction of weapons or violence, obscenities, insults, stereotypes, sexual innuendo, disrespectful statements that target a specific class of individuals, or offensive words or graphics.
● If any portion of a student’s attire or grooming threatens the health or safety of any other person, then discipline for dress or grooming violations should be consistent with discipline policies for similar violations.

Exceptions to the above rules may be made for religious, medical, or cultural reasons. Any claim that an exception is warranted for a particular item of clothing will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the school administration. The school administration will communicate with the student and the parent or guardian to determine the applicability of the exception. Building administrators have the discretion to make site-level decisions regarding allowable dress within Title IX guidelines.