School is a learning environment. As such, it should be as free of distractions as possible. Toward that end, no one should wear to school clothing that is offensive, distracting, or otherwise disruptive of the educational process. The administration will be the final judge of what is and is not appropriate; however, the following items are not appropriate for school:
- Clothing which advertises or promotes products which are illegal for students. (e.g. tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs)
- Clothing containing sexually explicit or suggestive messages, or messages that denigrate others on account of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
- Halter-tops or shirts with straps thinner than two inches.
- Shirts that expose the midriff or an excessive amount of the chest.
- Skirts, dresses or shorts that do not extend beyond the longest finger when the arm hangs in a relaxed fashion.
- Pants or shorts worn in such a way that undergarments are exposed.
- Footwear that is a safety hazard.
- Hats or other head coverings except for a medical or religious purpose.
Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item and, if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item. A student who refuses to do so shall be is guilty of insubordination. Penalties for insubordination include both in-school and out of school suspension.