Student Dress Code, Policy 5300.25

Student Dress Code, Policy 5300.25


Students are expected to dress and groom themselves in an appropriate manner.  Student must be dressed in appropriate clothing and protective equipment as required for physical education classes, participation in athletics, science laboratories, technology and home and careers skills classes.

The following are considered to be inappropriate dress, grooming and appearance and are prohibited in school or at school functions:

  • Any dress or appearance which constitutes a threat or danger to the health and safety of students (e.g., heavy jewelry or jewelry with spikes which can injure the student or others);
  • Any dress or appearance which is vulgar, lewd, obscene or indecent or profane or which exposes to sight the private parts of the body (e.g., t-shirts with a phallic symbol and messages consisting of sexual metaphors; see-through garments, extremely plunging necklines or waistlines); exposed undergarments.
  • Any dress or appearance which encourages or advocates the use of illegal drugs, alcohol and/or tobacco;
  • Any dress or appearance which advocates or encourages illegal or violent activities;
  • Any dress or appearance which advocates discrimination or denigrates others based upon race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability;
  • The wearing of hats, visors or any other head covering in the classroom as they are a sign of disrespect (unless worn for religious or medical reasons);
  • Any dress or appearance which constitutes a disruption to the educational process.
  • Extremely brief or revealing garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter tops, plunging necklines (front and/or back), see-through garments, etc. are not appropriate.
  • Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed. Because of their destructive nature, no metal cleats or taps will be permitted on boots or shoes.  Sandals are not permitted in chemistry labs. (Students must wear footwear at all times.)

Each building principal or his or her designee shall be responsible for informing all students and their parents of the student dress code at the beginning of the school year and any revisions to the dress code made during the school year.

Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item.  Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including in-school detention for the day.  Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including out-of-school suspension.


  • 5300.15, Student Rights and Responsibilities

Adoption date:  June 14, 1993
Revised:  June 25, 2001
Revised:  July 1, 2002
Revised:  June 24, 2009, effective July 1, 2009
Revised:  September 4, 2012