This policy is for schools that have not adopted a mandatory student dress code or uniform policy, pursuant to policy 3225.
Students are reminded that their appearance significantly affects the way others respond to them. Matters of dress are primarily the responsibility of students in consultation with their parents/guardian. Student dress shall not be regulated except when there is a reasonable expectation that:
- A health or safety hazard shall be presented by the student's dress or appearance;
- Damage to school property shall result from the student's dress; or
- The student's dress or appearance shall create a substantial disruption of the educational process and/or learning environment at the school.
In terms of this policy, disruption includes, but is not necessarily limited to:
a. student rioting, destruction of property;
b. shouting, or boisterous conduct; or
c. student participation in a school boycott, sit-in, stand-in, walk-out.
The superintendent shall establish procedures applicable to student dress for the monitoring of student dress in school or while engaging in extracurricular school activities.
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: June 25, 1986
Revised by the Board: 09.96