The board recognizes that each student’s mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of personal style and individual preference. The board will not interfere with the right of students and their parents to make decisions regarding their appearance except when their choices affect the educational program of the school or the health and safety of others. The Superintendent is authorized to develop and enforce school regulations prohibiting student dress or grooming practices that:
- Present a hazard to the health and safety of the student or to others in school.
- Materially interfere with school work, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program.
- Cause excessive wear or damage to school property.
- Prevent students from achieving their educational objectives.
- Represent membership in a gang.
- Include obscene language, symbols, or symbols of sex, drugs, or alcohol on clothing which are expressly prohibited.