Dress and Grooming - Policy DH
The dress and grooming of district employees shall be clean, neat, in a manner appropriate for their assignments, and in accordance with any additional standards established by their supervisors and approved by the superintendent.
Employee Dress Code Regulations/Additional Standards:
- Employees may not wear clothing items prohibited by the student handbook.
- Staff is not permitted to wear any clothing, paraphernalia, grooming, jewelry, accessories, or body adornments that are disruptive or potentially disruptive to the educational environment as determined by the Principal or Supervisor.
- Employees should not wear clothing that exposes cleavage, the midriff, undergarments, or that is otherwise not modest.
- Jeans are only permitted on days approved by the principal or supervisor.
- Hair must be clean and neat in appearance and consistently maintained. Hair styles/color must not be disruptive to the educational environment. Beards and moustaches must be neatly trimmed.
- Shoes should be in good condition.
- Plastic or rubber flip flops are not permissible.
- Employees may wear sandal footwear or open-toed shoes when seasonally appropriate.
- Body piercing (except earrings) and tattoos should be covered.
- Good personal hygiene is required at all times.
- Maintenance, transportation and student nutrition employees shall be neat, clean, and well-groomed and in accordance with any additional standards established by their supervisors and approved by the Superintendent.
Principals and other administrative supervisors are delegated the authority and bear the responsibility for ensuring compliance with this policy and are expected to counsel and/or discipline employees whom they supervise on professional appearance in conformance with this policy.
In addition, a principal or administrative supervisor may deviate from this policy temporarily to meet the needs of a specific division/school/work site for an appropriately specified purpose.
The principal or administrative supervisor must approve temporary deviations.
The superintendent/designee must approve long-term or non-temporary deviations.
Examples of appropriate and inappropriate attire (note: this is not an exhaustive list):