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Dress and Appearance

Students are expected to follow standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with an effective learning environment when attending school. If a student’s dress or lack ofcleanliness is detrimental to his or her healthor safety, the principal may require the student and the student’s parents or guardians to takeappropriate action to remedy the situation. Inaddition, if a student’s dress or appearance is so unusual, inappropriate or lacking in cleanlinessthat it clearly and substantially disrupts class orlearning activities, the student may be required to change his or her dress or appearance.

Examples of prohibited dress or appearance include:

• Clothing that contains advertisements for tobacco, alcohol or drugs; pictures or graphics of nudity; and words that are profane, lewd,vulgar, or indecent
• Halter tops, bare midriff tops, or bare midriffs
• Spaghetti straps or tank tops
• Strapless shirts or tube tops
• Bare feet
• Short shorts or skirts
• Pants, slacks or jeans that sag below waist
• Hats, caps, bandanas, or garments that coverthe student’s face or conceal the student’s identity
• Underpants or bras showing or worn as outer-wear
• Provocative, revealing attire that exposescleavage
• Any symbols, styles or attire associated withgangs, intimidation, violence or violentgroups about which students at a particularschool have been notified.

Teachers and principals are expected to usediscretion and common sense in implementing this dress code, including making reasonable
accommodations on the basis of students’ reli-gious beliefs or medical conditions.