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No.  221
SECTION:
PUPILS
TITLE:
DRESS AND GROOMING
ADOPTED:
July 20, 2006
REVISED:
November 9, 2011
EASTON AREA
SCHOOL DISTRICT
221.  DRESS AND GROOMING
1.
Purpose
The Board recognizes that each student's mode of dress and grooming is a
manifestation of personal style and individual preference.
2.
Authority
SC 1317.3
Title 22
Sec. 12.11
The Board has the authority to impose limitations on students' dress in school. The
Board will not interfere with the right of students and their parents/guardians to
make decisions regarding their appearance, except when their choices disrupt the
educational program of the schools or affect the health and safety of others. Clothing
that is too revealing; obscene; contains offensive or vulgar language or that refers to,
through graphic images or lettering, contraband that is prohibited on school grounds,
such as drugs, cigarettes or alcohol; shall be deemed disruptive and shall not be
permitted.
SC 1317.3
Title 22
Sec. 12.11
221 AR
The Board may require students to wear standard dress, which may be required
district-wide or by individual schools.  
Title 22
Sec. 12.11
Students may be required to wear specific and appropriate clothing while
participating in physical education classes, technical education, extracurricular
activities, or other situations where special attire may be required to ensure the
health or safety of the student.
3.
Delegation of
Responsibility
The building principal or designee shall be responsible to monitor student dress and
grooming and to enforce Board policy and school rules governing student dress and
grooming.
Title 22
Sec. 12.11
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all rules implementing this policy
impose only the minimum necessary restrictions on the exercise of the student's taste
and individuality.
Pol. 325, 425, 525
Staff members shall be instructed to demonstrate by example positive attitudes
toward neatness, cleanliness, propriety, modesty, and good sense in attire and
appearance.
4.
Guidelines
221 AR
The dress code established for the schools of the district shall be disseminated in
student handbooks.
  
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References:
School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 1317.3
State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 12.11
Board Policy – 325, 425, 525