dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. Student
dress policy is intended to create a positive school climate of respect for
self and others. Appropriate dress and appearance projects a positive image of
seriousness and reflects respect for teaching and learning. Being mindful of
one's appearance is preparation for future school, work, and career success.
Students must conform to the general dress code policy of the school. Students
are expected to dress appropriately for a preK-12 educational environment.
Clothing that significantly interferes with or disrupts the educational
environment is unacceptable, unless protected under freedom of speech laws or
board policy. Clothing, jewelry, and personal items (gym bags, backpacks, fanny
packs, water bottles, etc.) with language or images that are vulgar, sexually
suggestive, discriminatory, obscene, libelous, or that promote illegal or
violent content, such as the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco,
drug paraphernalia, or that contains threats, is prohibited. Clothing should
fit, be neat and clean, and conform to standards of safety, good taste, and
decency. Clothing that exposes cleavage, private parts, the midriff,
undergarments, or that is otherwise sexually provocative is prohibited. Each
school will allow students to wear sun protective clothing, including but not
limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day.