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3224 - Student Dress

STUDENT DRESS

The student and parent/guardian may determine the student’s personal dress and grooming standards consistent with district policy. Dress codes may be further detailed by principals in the school’s handbook that is annually approved by the Board of Directors.

The supervisor of an extracurricular activity, with approval of the principal, may regulate the dress and grooming of students who participate in the activity if the supervisor reasonably believes that the student's dress or grooming:

a.      creates a hazard to the student’s safety or to the safety of others, or

b.     shall prevent, interfere with, or adversely affect the purpose, direction, or effort required for the activity to achieve its goals.

If the student's dress or grooming is objectionable under these provisions, the principal shall request the student to make appropriate corrections. If the student refuses, the principal shall notify the parent/guardian, if reasonably possible, and request that person to make the necessary correction. If both the student and parent/guardian refuse, the principal shall take appropriate disciplinary action. Students may be suspended, if circumstances so warrant. Students who violate provisions of the dress code relating to extracurricular activities may be removed or excluded from the extracurricular activity for such period as the principal may determine. All students shall be accorded due process safeguards before any corrective action may be taken.

Issued: September 2003

WALLA WALLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS • 364 South Park St. • Walla Walla, WA 99362 • Phone: 509-527-3000 • Fax: 509.529.7713

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