SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY 3255 – STUDENT DRESS CODE
One of the fundamental purposes of school is to provide the foundation for the creation and development of a proper attitude toward education. In order to further this purpose, it is essential to create and maintain an effective teaching and learning environment. Student attire impacts the teaching and learning environment. It can either promote a more effective educational environment, or it can disrupt the educational climate and process. Student attire that is acceptable for some social settings may not be acceptable for the educational environment of school.
Students are reminded that their appearance, clothing, and grooming, significantly affect the way others respond to them. It is the duty of the Caldwell School District Board of Trustees to provide an educational atmosphere conducive to learning; minimizing disruptions or distractions; and to protect the health, safety, and morals of students, therefore all students will adhere to the following certain minimum standards of dress when the student is on any school premises or at any school sponsored activity, regardless of location.
1.2.2 The wearing, using, carrying, or displaying any other gang clothing or attire, or style, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, codes, tattoos, or other things or items which evidence membership or affiliation in any gang is prohibited on any school premises or at any school sponsored activity at any time
1.2.3 The wearing, using, carrying or display of any professional sport league including the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and NHL, or other professional sport league clothing or attire, jewelry, emblem, badge, symbol, sign, codes, tattoos, or other things or items is prohibited on any school premises or at any school sponsored activity at any time.
1.2.4 Head coverings are inappropriate in the school building during regular school hours, unless specifically authorized by the building administrator/designee.
1.2.5 Clothing for the upper body shall have a modest neckline, cover the chest, midriff, and back, with no undergarments showing.
Upper Body Clothing Expectations:
1.2.6 Clothing for the lower body shall not reveal buttocks or undergarments, or have rips or tears above the knee.
Lower Body Clothing Expectations:
1.2.7 OuterWear - Sweatshirts and sweaters are permitted indoors. Administrator discretion reserved in all questions or concerns regarding outerwear.
1.2.8 Students are required to wear shoes or other appropriate footwear in school buildings at all times, unless authorized by the building administrator/designee.
Principal discretion reserved in all questions or concerns.