GOVERNING BOARD POLICY ON STUDENT DRESS:
The Board recognizes that students may desire to express their own sense of personal style through their attire and grooming. The Board finds, however, that personal choices of students and their parents can affect the educational program of the schools, or the health and safety of others. This can occur where a student�s attire or grooming distracts other students from their learning or interferes with staff duties. Student dress may also operate to threaten or intimidate others.
Because the Board is responsible for maintaining an environment that is safe and conducive to learning for all students, the Board authorizes the Superintendent to develop and enforce school regulations prohibiting student dress or grooming practices that:
� Present a hazard to the health or safety of the student or to others in the school;
� Materially interfere with schoolwork, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program;
� Cause excessive wear or damage to school property;
� Prevent students from achieving their education objectives;
� Represent membership in a gang.
Obscene language or symbols, or symbols of sex, drugs, or alcohol on clothing are expressly prohibited.
Revised August 27, 2002
ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION ON STUDENT DRESS:
|Students and parents are responsible to provide appropriate student attire. District personnel have the responsibility of protecting the health and safety of pupils and maintaining proper and appropriate conditions conducive to learning. The choices of students and their parents regarding their appearance shall not affect the educational program of the schools, or the health and safety of others.
Students should �dress for success� and come to school properly prepared for participating in the educational process. Students are expected to observe standards of modesty in their dress appropriate for a school, to be clean in appearance, and to wear footwear for reasons of health and safety.
The type of attire or grooming displayed by students shall not:
� Present a physical safety hazard to self or others in the school. Examples of attire which are prohibited include, but are not limited to:
� Wallet chains.
� Hanging belts.
� Jewelry, such as low-hanging earrings that may be caught by another object or pulled by others.
� Create an atmosphere in which the well-being of others is hindered by undue pressure, intimidation, or threat of violence. Examples of attire which are prohibited include, but are not limited to:
� Bandannas, hairnets, scarves as headgear, except when worn for religious purposes;
� Gang-related personalization on hats, items of clothing, belt buckles, or on one�s self;
� Profane, defamatory writing or depictions on clothing or jewelry;
� Obscene language or pictures.
� Display profanity or profane/obscene gestures, or promote alcohol, drugs or tobacco in their logo.
� Materially interfere with schoolwork, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program.
� Examples of prohibited attire include, but are not limited to:
� Any clothing which exposes a student�s bare midriff;
� Muscle shirts, spaghetti strap tops, tank tops with shoulder straps less than two (2) inches wide;
� Mesh sports jerseys without undershirts;
� Exposed undergarments;
� Shorts and skirts must cover the buttocks and extend down to cover at least three (3) inches of the legs.
Safety standards established for vocational education, physical education, and other lab classes shall be followed. Specific standards for dress and grooming may be established for extracurricular activities by those responsible for supervising such activities.
If a student�s dress is in violation of this regulation, the principal or designee will ask the student to make an appropriate correction. If the student refuses, the parent/guardian may be notified and asked to make the necessary correction. The principal or designee will take corrective action in order to ensure compliance with the student dress code.
Revised: August 27, 2002 (to be effective SY 2003-2004)
IRONWOOD RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
|Ironwood Ridge High School staff will enforce the district student dress policy and regulation. The enforcement guidelines will be interpreted at Ironwood Ridge High School to include:
1. Low necklines may not reveal cleavage.
2. Exposed undergarments will include bra straps and boxer shorts.
3. The stomach, and lower back must be completely covered at all times.
4. Boxer shorts (underwear) should not show if a shirt is pulled up to reveal the midriff.
5. Halter-tops, one-strap shirts, backless shirts, sports bras, or undershirts should not be worn on campus unless other garments are worn over the top at all times.
6. Hats are to be worn with the bill facing directly forward or backward�not off-center.
7. If the student removes a covering garment during the school day and the clothing currently being worn is in violation of the dress guidelines, the student will still be considered in violation even though he/she originally wore acceptable clothing.
If a student is found to be in violation of the district student dress policy and regulation and the Ironwood Ridge enforcement guidelines, the parent will be called and, if necessary, asked to bring appropriate clothes. The student will be held in the office area until the student is properly dressed for class. In addition, the student may be subject to disciplinary action which may include, but is not limited to, a documented warning, parent contact, after-school detention, in-school suspension, or out-of-school suspension.
Exceptions may be made for school uniforms, formal attire, school social events, athletic practice, class presentations, school pictures, games, and/or costumes.