221.  DRESS AND GROOMING - Pg.

221.  DRESS AND GROOMING

1.        Purpose

The Board recognizes that each student's mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of personal style and individual preference.

2.        Authority

        SC 1317.3

        Title 22

        Sec. 12.11

The Board has the authority to impose limitations on students' dress in school. The Board will not interfere with the right of students and their parents/guardians to make decisions regarding their appearance, except when their choices disrupt the educational program of the schools or constitute a health or safety hazard.

        Title 22

        Sec. 12.11

Students may be required to wear certain types of clothing while participating in physical education classes, technical education, extracurricular activities, or other situations where special attire may be required to ensure the health or safety of the student.

3.        Delegation of         Responsibility

The building principal or designee shall be responsible to monitor student dress and grooming, and to enforce Board policy and school rules governing student dress and grooming.

        Title 22

        Sec. 12.11

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all rules implementing this policy impose only the minimum necessary restrictions on the exercise of the student's taste and individuality.

        Pol. 325, 425, 525

Staff members shall be instructed to demonstrate, by example, positive attitudes toward neatness, cleanliness, propriety, modesty, and good sense in attire and appearance.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 1317.3

State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 12.11

Board Policy – 325, 425, 525

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