Student Dress Code Policy Code: 4316
The board believes that the dress and personal appearance of students greatly affect their academic
performance and their interaction with other students. The board requests that parents outfit their
children in clothing that will be conducive to learning. Generally, dress and grooming standards
as determined by the student and his or her parents will be deemed acceptable. However, the board
requires that appearance and clothing comply with the following board standards.
1. For sanitary and safety reasons and in accordance with State health regulations, all students
are required to wear shoes/footwear to school. Specific footwear may be required for certain
courses/classes. Slippers or bedroom shoes are prohibited.
2. Dress for special school-sponsored activities that occur outside the regular school day may
be determined and regulated at the discretion of the principal.
3. Sunglasses, hats, hoods, and other headgear including kerchiefs, bandanas, and rags may not
be worn inside
4. Jewelry and visible tattooing must not promote illegal drug, alcohol, or tobacco use or be
provocative, obscene, or substantially disruptive. Jewelry cannot include any items that can
be used as a weapon like spikes and chains attaching piercings.
5. Clothing that promotes illegal drug, alcohol, or tobacco use or is provocative, obscene or
substantially disruptive is prohibited (for information on gang-related attire, see policy 4328,
6. Clothing that is torn, cut, sliced, or shredded from the neck to 4 inches above the knee is
7. Garments for the lower body section must fall to at least four inches above the kneecap when
the student is standing erect. These garments include dresses, skirts, shorts, and any other
appropriate apparel. These garments must fit snugly around the waist to eliminate sagging.
8. Garments for the upper body section must cover the upper torso. These garments include
shirts, blouses, and any other appropriate apparel. The bottom of any top must cover the
waistband of the lower body garment so no skin is showing. Tank tops and sleeveless shirts
must reach the edge of the shoulder and top of the arm.
9. All undergarments must be covered at all times.
Before receiving disciplinary consequences, a student who is not in compliance with this policy or
a school dress code will be given a reasonable period of time to make adjustments so that he or
she will be in compliance. Disciplinary consequences for a student who fails to comply after being
offered this opportunity shall be consistent with Section D of policy 4300, Student Behavior
Policies. The superintendent or designee shall list in the Code of Student Conduct the specific
range of consequences that may be imposed on a student for violation of the dress code.
Adopted: May 16, 2022