STUDENT DRESS CODE/CIVILITY
The Board of Education believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance in the school setting. Teachers and all other personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.
A student's dress, grooming and appearance shall:
- Be safe, appropriate and not present a health or safety hazard to the student or others in the school.
- Not create a distraction that interferes with the educational process. Examples will be included in respective building student handbooks.
- Ensure that underwear is appropriately worn and covered with outer clothing.
- Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.
- Not include headwear in the classroom except for a medical or religious purpose.
- Not promote death, suicide, torture, Satanism, or occult.
- Not represent membership in a gang that disrupts or threatens to disrupt the educational process.
- Not include items that are sexually explicit, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or which denigrate others on account of race, color, weight, religion or religious practice, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnic group, political affiliation, age, marital status, military status, or disability.
- Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco products, banned products, or illegal drugs, counterfeit and designer drugs, or paraphernalia for the use of such drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
Each Building Principal or designee shall be responsible for informing all students and their parents of the student dress code at the beginning of the school year and whenever a revision to the dress code is made during the school year.
Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item. Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including school suspension. Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further disciplinary action pursuant to the Code of Conduct.
Appropriate Language/Respectful Behavior
Students are expected to behave, and to treat all students, teachers, school staff and others, with honesty, tolerance, respect, courtesy and dignity as per the LCSD Policy #7552 -- Bullying in the Schools. Students should respect their peers, teachers, and school staff. Individual behavior should not interfere with the rights of others. Students are expected to use language that is appropriate in demonstrating respect for self and others. Profanity, vulgar language including, but not limited to, racial comments, and/or obscene gestures toward others will not be tolerated. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.