425.  DRESS AND GROOMING - Pg.

425.  DRESS AND GROOMING

1.        Purpose

Professional employees set an example for their students to follow in dress and grooming and should present an image of dignity and encourage respect for authority. These factors act in a positive manner towards the maintenance of school and classroom discipline.

2.        Authority

        SC 510

The Board has the authority to specify reasonable dress and grooming guidelines for staff, within the law, that will prevent such matters from having an adverse impact on the educational process.

3.        Guidelines

It is expected that professional staff will dress in a professional and responsible manner during the school day, as defined in the collective bargaining agreement.

Females

Excessively short, revealing, and/or tight fitting clothing is prohibited. Sports attire such as jogging suits, shorts, and sneakers are prohibited.

Male

Sports attire such as jogging suits, shorts, and sneakers are prohibited. Also prohibited are t-shirts, jeans, and baseball caps.

Exception

Both male and female physical education instructors, technology education, family and consumer science, and science teachers, recess monitors, and special education teachers, because of the nature of their duties, may wear clothing appropriate to their professional responsibilities. In addition, it is understood that certain clothing related to a medical condition may supersede the regulations of this Professional Dress Code, and that certain field trip activities could require specialized garments. Upon the Superintendent’s approval, when the public and students are not in the building, this Dress Code may be relaxed.

References:

School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 510

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