Dress Code Standards

Student Dress Code Standards 




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The District maintains dress and grooming standards because it believes that students who dress and groom themselves in a manner considered acceptable and appropriate by the community will become more responsible citizens of the community. The District believes that the business of school is student learning and that school dress and grooming standards should support that purpose, as well as promote a safe, orderly learning environment. Further, the District believes that one worthwhile goal of a comprehensive education is learning that different situations require different modes of dress and behavior. School is a place of business, not a social club. Therefore, the dress and grooming of a student should reflect the serious intent of one who is going to work with an important job to do.

Accordingly, dress and grooming standards should promote a businesslike atmosphere that is comfortable but not too casual, free from disruption, easily enforced by teachers and administrators so as to not take away time from instruction, and easily self-monitored so that students and parents can ensure that the standards are met prior to the student coming to school.

Each student and parent shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with all aspects of this Code when the student enters the school premises, and during the time the student is on school premises during the regular school hours. Before making final clothing purchase decisions, parents and students are responsible for reviewing the Dress Code in its entirety. The policy can be viewed online at www .duncanvilleisd.org. Parents and students will be held accountable for all information listed in the policy. Items worn in violation of this Code will be taken up by a school official and returned to the parent in person at the campus.

The Board of Trustees delegates to the principal the authority to make final determinations as to whether clothing or grooming is or is not within this Code. The ruling of the building principal regarding compliance/non-compliance with this Dress & Grooming Code and corresponding consequences assigned for violation of the Code is final and may not be appealed to the Superintendent, his/her designee, or the Board.

A Dress Code Violation Is A Level I offense and Consequences for all grades will be determined by the campus Behavior Coordinator in accordance with the Code of Conduct.