Dress Code

Public schools do not regulate the dress and/or appearance of students unless the dress and/or appearance interferes with any aspect of the educational process. Standards for student dress during the school day and during other school sponsored activities are detailed in Board of Education Policy 5520 and Superintendent’s Rule 5520, Student Dress Code.

The student dress code is intended to outline acceptable standards for student dress during the school day and during other school-sponsored activities in order to preserve a safe and orderly environment that is conducive to learning. Students will wear attire in a manner that supports a healthy and safe learning environment.

Students will not wear attire that is disruptive to the school environment, that promotes illegal or harmful activities, or that could endanger the health and safety of the student or other students which includes, but is not limited to, that which:
1. Depicts messages that are lewd, vulgar, obscene, plainly offensive, violent, sexually explicit, or that reference items that are illegal in general or illegal specifically for underage students.
2. Promotes use of tobacco, drugs, alcohol, or other illegal or harmful products.
3. Contains sexually suggestive messages.
4. Depicts gang affiliation.
5. Causes or is likely to cause a substantial or material disruption to school activities or the orderly and safe operation of the school or at school-sponsored activities.
6. Contains rude, disrespectful, or discourteous expressions inconsistent with civil discourse and behavior.
7. Contains language and/or displays images, symbols, materials or other items that promote hatred, racial or ethnic violence, intimidation or harassment, such as but not limited to swastikas, the confederate flag, and nooses.


The following are not permitted except in individual cases as approved by the principal of the school: bare feet, headwear and face coverings, except when worn for medical reasons or as an expression of a student’s religious practice and faith.