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Dress and Grooming

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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: 

  • 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:

  • 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.

Miscellaneous:

  • Body piercing (except earrings) and tattoos should be covered.
  • Good personal hygiene is required at all times.

Support Staff:

  • 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.

Adherence:

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):
 
Men
Appropriate: 

Dress slacks 

“Docker” style slacks 

Buttoned dress shirts

Polo or golf style shirts

Turtlenecks

Sweaters

Spirit wear

Ties

Suits/sport coats        

Boots, dress shoes, casual shoes

Tennis shoes and/or athletic shoes (to be coordinated with professional dress)

Inappropriate:
 
Sweats/active wear (based on assignment)
 
Shorts
 
Torn/ripped clothing
 
T-shirts/tank tops
 
Muscle shirts
 
Flip flops
 
Caps/hats
 
Visible undergarments
 
Revealing low cut pants 
 
Sagging pants   
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Women
Appropriate:
 
Capri pants/gaucho pants (below the knee)
 
Dresses/skirts/pant suits
 
Dress slacks
 
Buttoned dress shirts
 
Polo or golf style shirts
 
Turtlenecks
 
Sweaters
 
Dress, casual shoes, sandals
 
Tennis shoes and/or athletic shoes (to be coordinated with professional dress)  
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
Inappropriate:

Sweats/active wear(based on assignment)

Shorts

Torn or ripped clothing

Tank tops

Flip flops

Caps/hats

Visible undergarments

Revealing low cut pants

Sagging pants

Bare shoulders

Low cut blouses/shirts

Tight/revealing clothing

                                                                               


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