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Tuolumne COE |  AR  5132  Students

Dress And Grooming   

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In cooperation with teachers, students and parents/guardians, the principal/program administrator or designee shall establish school rules governing student dress and grooming which are consistent with law, Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office policy and administrative regulations. These school dress codes shall be regularly reviewed.

(cf. 0420 - School Plans/Site Councils)

Each school/program site shall allow students to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day. (Education Code 35183.5)

In addition, the following guidelines shall apply to all regular school/program site activities:

1. Shoes must be worn at all times.

2. Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.

3. Hats, caps and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors, without permission of the teacher.

4. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.

Teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs of certain sports and/or classes.

(cf. 3260 - Fees and Charges)

At individual school/program sites that have a dress code prohibiting gang-related apparel at school or school activities, the principal/program administrator, staff and parents/guardians participating in the development of the school safety plan shall define "gang-related apparel" and shall limit this definition to apparel that reasonably could be determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment if it were worn or displayed on a school campus. (Education Code 32282)

Because gang-related symbols are constantly changing, definitions of gang-related apparel shall be reviewed whenever related information is received.

Regulation TUOLUMNE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

approved: January 28, 2008 Sonora, California