The Governing Board believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students’ clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process.
Students and parents/ guardians shall be informed about dress and grooming standards at the beginning of the school year and whenever these standards are revised. A student who violates these standards shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
In cooperation with teachers, students and parents/guardians, the principal or designee shall establish school rules governing stu- dent dress and grooming which are consistent with law, Governing Board policy and administrative regulations. These school dress codes shall be regularly reviewed.
Board Policy 5132(a)
Administrative Regulations Amended 4-12-05
For the safety of all students, gang related apparel is not acceptable. The district will collaborate with law Enforcement Agencies to update changes in gang-related apparel as necessary. Any clothing, apparel or “colors*” that a student or group of students wear to identify themselves for the purpose of harassing, threatening or intimidating others will not be allowed. Additionally, clothing shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which identifies a professional sports team or any group advocating or participating in disruptive behaviors.
*The term “colors” is defined as a display by the wearing or placement of apparel by a group of students, or an individual student, which would signify the membership or intent of membership in a student group known to advocate or participate in disruptive or illegal behavior.
Because gang-related symbols are constantly changing, definitions of gang-related apparel shall be reviewed at least once each semester and updated whenever related in- formation is received. Examples of current symbols identified as gang related are professionals sports teams logos and the iron cross. These symbols are not allowed on the school campus. Violations First Offense
: Parents notified; change of item in question and/or attends OCR, or serves 2 day suspension if not cooperative with school staff. Second Offense
: Parents notified; 2 day suspension; Behavior Contract. Third Offense
: Parents notified; 5 day suspension; Guidance Council for possible expulsion or change of placement.