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5511 Policy_Dress and Grooming

The Board of Education recognizes that each student's mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of personal
style and individual preference. The Board will not interfere with the right of students and their parents to make
decisions regarding their appearance, except when their choices interfere with the educational program of the
schools.
 
Accordingly, the Superintendent shall establish such administrative procedures as are necessary to promote
discipline, maintain order, secure the safety of students, and provide a healthy environment conducive to
academic purposes. Such guidelines shall prohibit student dress or grooming practices which:
 
    A. Present a hazard to the health or safety of the student himself/herself or to others in the school;
 
    B. Interfere with school work, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program;
 
    C. Cause excessive wear or damage to school property;
 
    D. Prevent the student from achieving his/her own educational objectives because of blocked vision or restricted
        movement.
 
Such guidelines shall establish the dress requirements for members of the athletic teams, bands, and other
school groups when representing the District at a public event.
 
The Superintendent shall develop administrative procedures to implement this policy which:
 
    A. Designate the principal as the arbiter of student dress and grooming in his/her building;
 
    B. Provide an appeal procedure to review decisions of the building principal in situations involving expressive
        conduct which the student believes is legally protected;
 
    C. Instruct staff members to demonstrate, by example and precept, personal neatness, cleanliness, propriety,
        modesty, and good sense in attire and appearance.
 
If it is determined that a student's dress is in violation of this policy or the related administrative procedures and
the clothing cannot be removed or covered, the student may be sent home after contact is made with the student's
parent/guardian.
 
120.13(1), Wis. Stats.

Approved/Adopted: July 13, 2009

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Shari Weinstock,
Aug 8, 2011, 9:09 AM