The District does not prohibit hairstyles historically associated with race, ethnicity, or hair texture, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists. A student's appearance, including dress and grooming, must not disrupt the educational process, interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching/learning climate, or compromise reasonable standards of health, safety, and decency. Students who disrupt the educational process or compromise standards of health and safety must modify their appearance. Rules concerning student dress and grooming will be developed by the Superintendent or Superintendent's designee and included in the Student Handbook.
Such rules will:
- Encourage students to dress in good taste and present a general appearance that is commendable.
- Prohibit clothing or adornment that disrupts the educational process.
- Prohibit dress that constitutes a potential safety or health hazard.
Students may be prohibited from wearing certain color combinations or articles of clothing and displaying symbols or other insignia reasonably believed to represent or imitate gang affiliation. Further, student attire determined by District 113 administrative staff to be obscene, indecent, or depicting illegal items or activity (including but not limited to alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia, and weapons) will not be permitted.