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 handbook.

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]

Uniforms

Each principal shall have the authority to develop and present to the Board for adoption guidelines for requiring students on the campus to wear uniforms. Parents and students shall be notified by the principal of the adoption of, or any change in, the requirements for uniforms at least 90 days prior to the effective date.

Funding

The Superintendent shall maintain and make available federal and local compensatory funds for the clothing needs of students who cannot afford to purchase uniforms. Local and area businesses and organizations shall be asked to donate to a local fund to provide uniforms for students who cannot afford them. Any funds donated for the purpose of purchasing uniforms shall be set aside and only used for that purpose.

Exemptions

A parent or guardian may request that his or her child be exempted from the uniform requirement. In order to exercise this option, the parent or guardian should submit to the principal a written statement that includes a religious or philosophical objection to the uniform requirement. Each campus that has chosen to require students to wear uniforms shall provide forms for this purpose.

Non-Discrimination

District and campus personnel shall not discriminate against any student whose parent or guardian chooses to request an exemption based on religious or philosophical objections to the uniform rule.

San Perlita ISD

FNCA(LOCAL)-X

UPDATE 80

DATE ISSUED: 5/9/2007