(Uniform or Dress Wear
Code Consideration Process)

When a school explores a uniform or dress wear code, the process must:

●  Discuss the matter with the school council, Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), or Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).

●  Conduct a faculty survey.

●  Hold a parent meeting and conduct a follow-up survey.

●  Discuss the matter with the student council or otherwise engage in age-appropriate student involvement.

●  Determine specific uniform or dress wear requirements, such as cost and availability.

●  Set up a process to assist families that need help in acquiring uniforms.

●  Address an opt-out provision when not all schools at the same grade levels require uniforms.

●  Baggy or oversize clothing is not acceptable, and thus is prohibited.  Clothing may not be worn more than one (1) size larger than the student's size.  No dickey belts are allowed; belts may not extend more than four (4) inches beyond the buckle.

●  Blouses/shirts must be worn tucked in at all times.  No bare-midriff tops are permitted.

●  No hats of any type may be worn on campus, except as designated and when permitted by the school.

●  For safety reasons, students are encouraged to wear covered shoes.  Thongs, slippers, and bare feet are not acceptable.

●  Clothing or accessories that make reference to drugs, alcohol, sex, or gang identification are not allowed.  This can include crucifixes, bandannas, necklaces, chains, et cetera.