Appropriate Attire Norms

Appropriate & Acceptable Workplace Behaviors

Dress and Appearance


Student dress and general appearance is a shared responsibility among students, parents/guardians, and the school. The Board of Education believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive and safe learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities, including industry requirements at the work site, in which they participate.


Students have the right to make individual choices from a wide range of clothing and grooming styles, but they must not present a health, safety hazard, or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process.


Attire bearing expression or insignia which is obscene, libelous, or which advocates racial, religious,or other prejudice is prohibited.


Attire which advertises illegal substances for school age students is prohibited, as are items which suggest sex, alcohol, or tobacco products. Clothing which does not cover undergarments is prohibited.


Students wearing prohibited attire will be asked to cover it, change it, or go home until proper attire is worn.


The Following Minimum Standards Will be Enforced:

a.Clothing and accessories, e.g., notebooks, patches, tattoos, and jewelry must not display racial or ethnic slurs or symbols, gang affiliations, vulgar, subversive, sexually suggestive, or otherwise

inappropriate language or images; promotion of products that students may not legally buy such as alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs; or anything that promotes harm to another or to one’s self.


b. Prohibited items include studded jewelry or chains, sunglasses unless medically required, sleepwear or clothing that resembles sleepwear.