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5511 AdmGuide_Dress and Grooming

Each principal, in consultation with his/her staff, shall develop a dress code which complies with Board of
Education Policy 5511. The code should delineate what types of clothing or manner of clothing does not comply
with Board policy and why such clothing or manner of wear is not permitted.
It is essential that any such restriction on students also applies to central office administrators, building
administrators, and all professional staff so that District leadership of students is by example.
Each principal shall provide an appeal procedure to review decision of the building principal in situations involving
expressive conduct which the student believes is legally protected.
The appeal procedure shall include a written request to the principal, and/or a conference with the student and if
the student is a minor with the student and his/her parent(s).
If the student is granted permission to wear particular clothing or groom in a particular fashion, the student shall be
provided with a written copy of the permission for his/her use while in school.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 1, 2011, 7:10 AM