525.  DRESS AND GROOMING

1.        Purpose

Employees set an example in dress and grooming for students and the community at large. Compliance with reasonable standards for dress and grooming has a positive effect upon the District's operation and programs.

2.        Authority

        SC 510

The Board has the authority to specify reasonable dress and grooming guidelines for staff, within the law, that will prevent an adverse impact on the educational program and District operations.

3.        Guidelines

When assigned to District duties, support employees shall be physically clean, neat, well-groomed, and dressed in a manner consistent with the needs of the job to be performed.

Employees shall be groomed so that hair style does not cause a health or safety hazard.

Support employees shall be required to utilize safety gear and wear designated work uniforms.

4.        Delegation of         Responsibility

If an employee feels that an exception to this policy would enable him/her to carry out assigned duties more effectively, a request should be made to the immediate supervisor.