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. 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 which are 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 (included but not limited to alcohol, drugs, drug paraphernalia, weapons) will not be permitted.
In accordance with the District 113 Board of Education requirement and following the Governor's Executive Order 2021-18, all persons, including students, staff, parents/guardians, and visitors, must wear proper masks consistently and correctly while inside all District 113 buildings and facilities, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
If any District student refuses to wear a face-covering in District buildings and facilities, the District will follow Board of Education Policy 7:190, Student Behavior, and apply behavioral interventions progressively to support student compliance with COVID-19 mitigation strategies.