UINTAH SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY ACTION REVIEW

 

1st Reading

06/20/06

 

New

 

2nd Reading

06/20/06

 

Revised

X

Effective Date

06/20/06

 

Substitute

 

 

 

007.0215†††††††††† STUDENTSí DRESS CODE

 

REPLACES POLICY 007.0215 LAST APPROVED ON MAY 24, 2005.

 

1.0††††††† General Statement

In the interest of health, safety, cleanliness, decency, and decorum among students in the Uintah School District, the school board has adopted the following regulations:

1.1         Student (s) working in areas where rotating machinery is used, shall wear appropriate head coverings or have his/her hair cut so it cannot be caught in any part of a machine.

1.2         Students working in a cafeteria (or any other food service area) shall wear appropriate head coverings.

1.3         Immodest clothing, accessories, hairdos (abnormally colored hair) or personal adornments which result in the disruption of the educational climate (draw undue attention of students or staff) such as baggy low-hanging pants, tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, tops that show the midriff (while sitting or standing), excessively tight or excessively short clothing (clothing above the top of the knee) is prohibited. Administrators and staff will make the necessary judgment.

1.4         Clothing, accessories, and other personal adornments which display inappropriate language or illustrations, (such as sexual innuendos) or which promote violence, alcohol, drugs, or tobacco are prohibited at school or at school-sponsored activities.

1.5         Clothing, accessories, and personal adornments which display gang symbols are prohibited at school or at school-sponsored activities.

1.5.1          Definition:Gang symbols include any article or color of clothing, badge, sign, lettering, hairdo, jewelry, emblem, symbol or other personal display or adornment, which is intended by a student, or is recognized or acknowledged by students, to designate a gang or to signify affiliation with, participation in, or approval of a gang.

1.6         No hats are to be carried or worn in the building except for special school activities.

1.7         In all matters relating to individual dress and grooming, students in the Uintah School District are required to exercise good judgment, exhibit responsible behavior, and endeavor to reflect respect for themselves, their school, and their community.

Nothing in these regulations is intended to intrude on the constitutional or statutory rights of any student, as long as, on the exercise of these rights, students do not create a threat to the good order of the school or cause the disruption of any recognized school function. The exercise of such rights by students must be consistent with the public purposes for which the public schools have been established.