FNCA(LOCAL) - STUDENT CONDUCT: DRESS CODE
The District's dress code is a reflection of school and community expectations and standards for students and plays an important role in creating an effective, safe, and nurturing learning environment that is free from disruptions. As such, the District's dress code is intended to establish respect and positive impressions, and to encourage success beyond the school environment.
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.
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]
The principal of any campus shall be permitted to implement specific uniform rules, with prior approval of the Superintendent and Board. In developing such rules, the principal shall receive input from the campus site-based decision-making committee. In accordance with law, parents and students shall be notified of the adoption of the uniform rule or any change in the uniform rule at least 90 days prior to the effective date of such rules or changes.
The Superintendent shall maintain federal and local funds for the clothing needs of students who cannot afford to purchase the uniforms. Local and area businesses and organizations shall be asked to donate to a local fund for uniforms for students who cannot afford them. Any funds donated for the purpose of purchasing uniforms shall be used only for that purpose.
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 shall submit a written statement of a religious or philosophical objection to the uniform requirement. Each campus for which uniform rules are adopted shall provide forms for this purpose.
District and campus personnel shall not discriminate against any student whose parent or guardian chooses to submit an exception for religious or philosophical objections to the uniform rules.