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JICA-R/STUDENT DRESS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE
STUDENT DRESS ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE
Students are expected to adhere to standards of cleanliness and dress that are compatible with a safe and respectful school learning environment. The MSAD #11 Board has established the following specific restrictions and requirements for student dress. In addition, school administrators are authorized to impose additional restrictions when, in their judgment, a student’s dress disrupts the educational process or poses a threat to health or safety.
Caps, hats, hoods, bandanas and sports or winter headbands are not to be worn in the school building
B. Outside Coats and Jackets
Outside coats and jackets (excluding jean jackets) are not to be brought to class except by permission of the teacher.
C. Shirts, Blouses, Sweatshirts
Shirts, blouses, and sweatshirts must be neat and clean, shall be tucked in in those areas where loose clothing presents a hazard, and may be marked or printed commercially or by the student. These markings are not to be offensive.
D. Pants, Skirts, Dresses, Jeans, Shorts
Pants, skirts, dresses, jeans, and shorts shall be neat and clean and shall not be ripped, torn, or raveled or offensively marked. Unduly tight, short, revealing clothing, as well as athletic gym-type shorts, are not to be worn. Baggy clothing and long coats that could present a safety risk to the student or could be used to conceal weapons or other contraband are not allowed.
The type of footwear to be worn shall include shoes, boots, work boots, moccasins, loafers, sneakers, and sandals. There are not to be offensive markings on them. Footwear with cleats or hobnails is not to be worn.
F. Clothing with Logos, Pictures, or Messages
No references to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, sexual activity, or illegal acts are allowed. The school administration has the authority to prohibit other logos, pictures, or messages which they determine to be disruptive to the school’s learning environment.
G. Jewelry and Accessories
No jewelry or accessories that could be used as a weapon, mar or destroy school property, or pose a safety risk to the student or others will be allowed.
Determinations of individual instances will be made by the administration. All school time lost on such occasions must be made up after school on the same day or days following upon judgment of the administration. Repeated infractions will be subject to further disciplinary action.
A. Gang-Related Clothing and Insignia
Gang-related clothing and insignia (including but not limited to the wearing or display of “colors,” flags, bandanas, symbols, signs, emblems or any article of clothing, jewelry, footwear, or other item that is evidence of membership or affiliation in a gang) are not allowed in school.
A “gang” is defined as an association or group of individuals, whether formal or informal, which identifies itself through the use of a name, unique appearance or language, identifying sign or symbol, the claiming of geographical territory or the espousing of a distinctive belief system that can lead to criminal or violent activity, and whose members individually or collectively engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal or violent activity.
Particular clothing may be required or permitted for health and safety reasons for students participating in physical education, certain extracurricular activities, work around machines or other activities.
Students who come to school dressed inappropriately will receive a warning, and depending upon the infraction, may be sent home to change.
Administrators have the authority to suspend students for severe and or repeated infractions of the dress code. Students committing infractions that directly interfere with the operations, discipline or general welfare of the school may be disciplined in accordance with other applicable Board policies, including MSAD #11’s expulsion policy.
A summary of this policy will be published annually in student handbooks.
Adopted: October 7, 1975
Revised: 9/3/81; 7/6/89; 8/4/94; 6/22/00; 4/12/01; 1/9/09