Schoolwide Dress Code Prohibiting Gang Related Apparel
(Pursuant to A.R. 5132 (a))
Gang-Related apparel is defined as apparel that reasonably could be determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment if it were worn or displayed on a school campus. (Education Code 35294.1)
School dress codes are regularly reviewed by the School Site Council and/or School Safety or Uniform Committee following these board of education policies.
- Shoes must be worn at all times. Thongs, backless shoes, sandals, or shoes with a heel greater than one inch are not acceptable.
- Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive, which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likeness, or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.
- Hats, caps and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors.
- Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited. Pants or shorts with holes above the knee are prohibited. Tank tops must have a strap at least one inch wide and cover all undergarments.
- Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet.