|Mason Consolidated Schools|
|Bylaws & Policies|
5511 - DRESS AND GROOMING
The Superintendent shall establish such grooming guidelines as are necessary to promote discipline, maintain order, secure the safety of students, and provide a healthy environment conducive to academic purposes. Such guidelines shall prohibit student dress or grooming practices which:
|A.||present a hazard to the health or safety of the student himself/herself or to others in the school;|
|B.||interfere with school work, create disorder, or disrupt the educational program;|
|C.||cause excessive wear or damage to school property;|
|D.||prevent the student from achieving his/her own educational objectives because of blocked vision or restricted movement.|
Such guidelines shall establish the dress requirements for members of the athletic teams, bands, and other school groups when representing the District at a public event.
The Superintendent shall develop administrative guidelines to implement this policy which:
|A.||designate the principal as the arbiter of student dress and grooming in his/her building;|
|B.||invite the participation of staff, parents, and students in the preparation of a dress code which may specify prescribed dress and grooming practices, but may not amplify the rationale for prohibition established by Board policy;|
|C.||instruct staff members to demonstrate, by example and precept, personal neatness, cleanliness, propriety, modesty, and good sense in attire and appearance;|
|D.||ensure that all administrative guidelines impose only minimum and necessary restrictions on the exercise of the student's taste and individuality.|
Students who violate the foregoing guidelines will not be admitted to class and may be suspended from school.