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

The Board has determined that individual campuses may adopt use of school uniforms pursuant to the following requirements:

Parents, teachers, students, and other community members shall reach consensus in the decision to require uniforms;

Every campus electing to adopt and implement a school uniform policy shall include the following options to compliment the other agreed upon school uniform options:

Khaki pants and a white polo shirt without a school logo;

School uniform pants and a school colored polo shirt without a school logo.

Physical education uniform bottoms (shorts or sweatpants in any color) and a white, gray, or school colored T-shirt without a school logo.

No representative or official of a respective school shall limit, dictate, and/or attempt to coerce from whom or where the required uniform must be purchased;

The principal shall notify his or her immediate supervisor and the director of purchasing whenever the school official enters into a per unit or lump sum reimbursement arrangement or agreement with a school uniform vendor/provider;

The principal shall take full responsibility for adhering to all school accounting requirements; and

A parent or guardian of a student assigned to a school where uniforms are required may request a transfer to another school where uniforms are not required and where space is available. In order to exercise this option, a parent must submit a written statement to the assistant superintendent of administrative services.

Socorro ISD

FNCA(LOCAL)-X

LDU 2017.01

DATE ISSUED: 6/29/2017