• Student Dress Code

    Board Pollicy- JFCA-AP(1)

    Original Adopted Date: 6/20/2005 Last Revised Date: 04/19/2021 Last Reviewed Date: 4/19/2021

    The Board of Education expects student dress and grooming to be neat, clean and in good taste so that each student may share in promoting a positive, healthy and safe atmosphere within the school district.

    Student dress and grooming will be the responsibility of the individual and parents/guardians, within the following guidelines:

    1. Dress and grooming will be clean and in keeping with health, sanitary and safety requirements.

    2. All students must wear shoes, boots or other types of footwear.

    3. Any apparel, jewelry, accessories or manner of grooming containing vulgar words or images or profanity or that advocates drug use, tobacco or alcohol is deemed inappropriate and is forbidden.

    4. Students will be permitted to wear shorts or skirts that reach their mid-thigh and remain there. No holes in clothing, cut or torn which exposes skin or undergarments above the knee are permitted. (Applicable to students in grades 6-12)

    5. Blouses and t-shirts must extend to at least the top of the student's pants, skirts or shorts. Inappropriate clothing examples are spaghetti straps and dresses that show abdominal skin, underwear or private areas. ripped or torn clothing.

    6. Tops, blouses and shirts must have a sleeve. (Applicable to middle school and high school students.) No skin shall be visible on the midriff; this includes both the standing and sitting positions.

    7. Undesirable or vulgar dress apparel may not be worn at school or at school functions.

    8. Overly bulky or overly loose clothing, including coats and backpacks that may conceal a weapon or have been used to establish affiliation with groups or gangs whose activities involving intimidation, violence or other illegal activities will not be permitted at school or school activities due to their disruptive nature on the school climate and educational process. 

    9. Coats, hats, caps,etc.,must be removed by students when entering the building and placed in the student's locker until the bell rings at the end of the school day. At no time should bandannas be displayed or carried while on school grounds.

    10. Dress and grooming will not disrupt the educational environment.

    11. Class activities that present a concern for student safety may require the student to adjust hair and/or clothing during the class period in the interest of maintaining safety standards.

    12.  Additional dress guidelines may be imposed upon students participating in certain extracurricular activities. 

    When, in the judgment of the principal, a student's appearance or mode of dress does not comply with the above criteria, the student may be required to make modifications. No employee or volunteer shall direct a student to remove an emblem, insignia or garment, including a religious emblem, insignia or garment, as long as it is worn in a manner that does not promote disruptive behavior.

    Additional requirements may be detailed in building handbooks.


    Note: the reader is encouraged to review policies and/or forms for related information in the administrative area.