It is the policy of Highline Public Schools to allow schools and alternative programs to adopt and implement a mandatory student dress code or uniform. For schools that have not adopted a dress code or a uniform, student dress requirements are located in Policy 3224.
A school or alternative program shall gather staff and parent/guardian input prior to implementing a mandatory student dress code or uniform. Additionally, parents/guardians must be offered an opportunity to vote on the proposed uniform. See Procedure 3225 for the voting process.
If a school implements a new uniform requirement or changes existing requirements, students and parents must be notified no later than the last day of February in the school year prior to the implementation of the requirement.
If students are required to follow a mandatory dress code or uniform policy in a school, the school shall accommodate students so that the mandatory dress code or uniform requirement is not an unfair barrier to school attendance and participation.
The Superintendent will establish procedures to be followed when implementing this policy.
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: December 1996
Revised by the Board: 5.17