Board of Education Policy 5311.5: Student Personal Appearance Code

The responsibility for student dress and general appearance rests with individual students and parents. However, the Board of Education requires students to attend school in appropriate attire that meets health and safety standards and does not interfere with the learning process. Student’s clothing and accessories shall not pose a safety problem to the wearer or others.

The Board also requires students to wear appropriate protective gear in certain classes (e.g., home economics, technology, physical education, science). In addition, the Board prohibits attire bearing an expression or insignia which is obscene or libelous, or which advocates racial, religious, or sexual prejudice.

The Superintendent of Schools and other designated administrative personnel shall have the authority to require a student to change their attire should it be deemed inappropriate according to the above guidelines.

Adopted: February 26, 1996