FNCA(LOCAL) - STUDENT CONDUCT: DRESS CODE

Purpose

The District's dress code is established to teach grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority.

General Guidelines

Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal's judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations.

The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that:

Are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene.

Advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under FNCF(LEGAL).

The student and parent may determine the student's personal dress and grooming standards, provided that they comply with the general guidelines set out above and with the student dress code outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.

Outerwear

For purposes of maintaining school safety, long coats extending below mid-thigh, including but not limited to, trench coats, shall not be permitted.

In addition, for purposes of maintaining standardized dress, all sweatshirts, jackets, sweaters, and sweater vests must be worn over a standard dress-approved shirt/blouse. Any outerwear garment shall be appropriately sized at the shoulders, sleeves, and length.

Students in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and grades 1–5 shall be allowed to wear outerwear garments such as jackets, sweaters, sweater vests, and sweatshirts with or without hoods/hoodies and with or without buttons or zippers in any color; however, students shall be not be allowed to wear any type of hood/hoodie inside the school building.

Students at the secondary level shall be allowed to wear outerwear garments such as jackets, cardigans, or sweatshirts with or without hoods/hoodies, in any color. Students shall not be allowed to wear any type of hood/hoodie inside the school building. Official letterman jackets, school jackets, and school logos on outerwear garments shall be permitted.

V-neck sweaters, crew neck sweaters, and sweater vests shall be allowed in the appropriate color, including navy, white, and the high school designated color.

Footwear

Students shall be required to wear shoes with soles. Students shall not wear house slippers, flip flops, athletic slides, or other footwear that constitutes a safety hazard. Students shall also be prohibited from wearing steel-toed boots, shoes, and skate shoes to school.

Standardized Dress

For the 2021–2022 school year, the District shall not require standardized dress for all students. A casual dress code shall be implemented in accordance with administrative regulations. [See FNCA(REGULATION)]

Extracurricular Activities

The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or other person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity. Students who violate dress and grooming standards established for such an activity may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor, and may be subject to other disciplinary action, as specified in the Student Code of Conduct. [See FO series]

United ISD

FNCA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2021.05

DATE ISSUED: 8/20/2021