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Regulation 3224R

Prior to May annually, school administrators will engage students to review the school’s dress code for cultural relevance and appropriateness for the following school year.  Each year, the school administrators will train school personnel and foster a continual learning environment on culturally responsive dress that allows students to express themselves in a school appropriate manner.  Dress codes will be shared regularly with students, staff and families.

Each school will develop a process for appealing a dress code violation that includes a restorative conversation. 

A student’s attire and grooming shall not:

  • Lead school officials to reasonably believe that such dress or grooming will disrupt, interfere with, disturb, or detract from the school environment or activity and/or educational objectives.
  • Create a health or other hazard to the student’s safety or to the safety of others.
  • 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; or
  • Imply membership in groups that promote hate or violence.

The principal, in connection with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the attire and grooming of students who participate in the activity if the principal reasonably believes that the student’s attire or grooming:

  • Creates a hazard to the student’s safety or to the safety of others.
  • Will prevent, interfere with or adversely affect the purpose, direction, or effort required for the activity to achieve its goals.

If the student’s attire 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 parent/guardian, if reasonably possible, and request that person to make the necessary correction. The school will implement a restorative conversation with a student prior to any discipline being implemented. If both the student and parent refuse, the principal shall take appropriate disciplinary action. Students may be suspended if other prior corrective actions are not followed. Students who violate provisions of the dress code relating to extracurricular activities may be removed or excluded from the extracurricular activity for such period until a corrective action is made by the student. 

Approval Date: 2/5/2001

Revised Date: 4/19/2022

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