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Appropriate Dress (Policy 2651)

The Board of Education and administration expects student dress and grooming to be neat, clean and in keeping with community standards, so that each student may share in promoting a positive, healthy and safe atmosphere within the School District. This explanation includes the school day and school sponsored extracurricular activities.

Students shall observe modes of dress and standards of professional grooming that are in conformity with the educational environment and necessary to maintain an orderly and safe atmosphere for all students. Apparel is expected to conform to reasonable student standards of modesty, and as such, no excessive or inappropriate areas of skin or undergarments may be exposed. No apparel or grooming which presents a safety concern is permitted. No apparel displaying messages that are gang-related, sexually explicit, vulgar, violent, or advocating illegal activities is permitted. Further, no clothing or personal grooming that disrupts, or can be forecasted to disrupt, the educational environment is permitted.

Shorts of reasonable length are permitted from April 15th to October 15th. The administrator may extend the year limits if the weather is unusually hot and humid. Appropriate attire should be the responsibility of the student and parents. They are expected to cooperate with school officials and use reasonable judgment in determining what is appropriate dress for the classroom. Any manner of attire which might create a disturbance in the classroom will be considered unsuitable. Parents will be contacted and the child will have to go home for a change of clothes.

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