KUSD Dress Code Policy 5431

 

KUSD Dress Code Policy 5431

All students are expected to exemplify appropriate hygiene and dress standards in a manner that projects
an appropriate image for the student, school and district. The district shall not require specific brands of
clothing. If there is a disagreement between students and/or parents/guardians and staff regarding the
appropriateness of clothing, the principal will make the final determination.


Bottoms:
* May not be see-through
* Must fit appropriately and may not drag on the floor
* Must be at the waist and appropriately fastened with belts when needed
* Must be clean and in appropriate repair – holes and/or rips below mid-thigh are permissible, but holes and/or rips above mid-thigh cannot show skin
* Must cover undergarments at all times
* Must cover the waistline, no skin may show between bottoms and tops when seated or standing
* Dresses, leggings, skirts, skorts, shorts, pants and yoga pants should be at least mid-thigh length and cover all private body parts at all times


Tops:
* May not be see-through
* Must fit appropriately
* Must be clean and in appropriate repair with no holes or tears
* Must cover the waistline, no skin may show between bottoms and tops when seated or standing
* Must cover all private body parts at all times
* Must cover undergarments at all times
* Tank tops are acceptable if the straps are at least one inch in width


Footwear:
* Athletic shoes, laced shoes, shoe boots, loafers, dress shoes or sandals (are permissible)
* Must be secured on the feet
* No house slippers are allowed
* Elementary: shoes must have a strap around heel (no flip-flops)

Student ID cards:
* Middle school students will be required to wear their student identification cards (ID) during the school day and have them easily accessible during all school activities (e.g. academic, extracurricular, co-curricular).
* High school students must have an ID in their possession at all times and have them easily accessible during all school activities (e.g. academic, extra-curricular, cocurricular).

Additional guidelines:
* Clothing representing gangs or gang-related activity, including gang-related colors if for purposes of gang identification, may not be worn
* Clothing that contains pictures and/or writing referring to alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, sexual references, profanity, illegal drugs, bigoted epithets, harassment/hate messages, or messages of hostility toward race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation may not be worn
* Pajamas, undershirts or undergarments may not be worn as outerwear
* Attire that may be considered a weapon is not allowed (e.g. chain belts, wallet chains, etc.)
* Jewelry, piercing, tattoos or similar artifacts that are obscene or may cause disruptions to the educational environment are prohibited
* Hoods, hats, caps, bandanas, sweatbands, skullcaps, plastic hair bags, hair nets or do-rags may not be worn within the building
* Grooming items (e.g. hair picks, combs, etc.) may not be worn in the hair
* Outerwear, including coats, hats, gloves/mittens and scarves, may not be worn inside unless a student is going to his/her locker or classroom after coming from or going outside, or with administrative approval
* Face coverings (e.g. sunglasses, masks, etc.) may not be worn in the building
* High school students may use backpacks during the school day
* Elementary and middle school students may not use backpacks during the school day without administrative approval

It shall be left to the discretion of the principal and/or his/her designee whether or not a student is in
compliance with the student dress code policy.
Students who violate the policy for school attire will put on
clothing that is appropriate or contact a parent/guardian to bring them appropriate clothing. The
principal/designee may call a conference with the parent/guardian, student and counselor to assist with
compliance. Refusal