• File: JICA

    *It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and student to read the district’s dress code policy.

    Student Dress Code Policy

    A safe and disciplined learning environment is essential to a quality educational program. District-wide
    standards on student attire are intended to help students concentrate on schoolwork, reduce discipline
    problems, and improve school order and safety. The Board recognizes that students have a right to
    express themselves through dress and personal appearance; however, students shall not wear apparel
    that is deemed disruptive or potentially disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance
    of a safe and orderly school. This policy is designed to ensure that all students are treated equitably
    regardless of race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion,
    cultural observance or body type/size.
    Students must abide by the following general guidelines:
    1. Students must wear a top, bottom, and hard-sole footwear while on school premises
    2. Students may not wear gloves or sunglasses while inside a school building.
    3. Students may not wear head coverings except for religious or documented medical purposes.
    4. Whether standing or sitting, items must cover underclothing, shoulders, back, genitals, buttocks,
    stomach, and chest.
    5. Items must be opaque

    Students may not wear:
    1. Items that make the student unidentifiable (except as a religious observation)
    2. Items that contain sexually suggestive language or messages that is prohibited by the student code
    of conduct.
    3. Items that could be used as weapons, including items with spikes or chains, or items that could be
    used to conceal weapons.
    4. Items that promote illegal activity for students including drugs, alcohol, tobacco, weapons and/or
    gang affiliation, or violent conduct.
    5. Items that depict hate speech, intimidation, or intolerance toward protected groups that is
    prohibited by the student code of conduct.

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    Penalties for violations of this policy shall be as follows:
    1st offense: The student shall be warned, educated about this policy and provided an opportunity to
    correct the violation.
    2nd offense: One day of in-school suspension may be imposed. The parent/guardian and student shall
    be required to review and sign a statement indicating their understanding of this policy.
    Appropriate athletic clothing may be worn in physical education classes. Clothing normally worn
    when participating in school-sponsored extracurricular or sports activities (such as cheerleading
    uniforms and the like) may be worn to school when approved by the sponsor or coach.
    Hair restraints, gloves, goggles, or other protective attire necessary for safe participation in vocational
    programs are permissible as approved by staff.
    Protective hairstyles, per C.R.S.22-32-110 (1)(k), are permissible.
    Dress guidelines for special events or school-sponsored purposes, including but not limited to dances,
    extra-curricular activities, and fundraisers shall be at the discretion of school administration based
    upon the nature of the particular event. Students may avoid the risk of being asked to leave or change
    clothing at an event by having attire approved in advance by an administrator.
    School uniforms may be required as designated by individual schools or the superintendent.
    Building principals, in conjunction with the school accountability committee, may develop and
    adopt school-specific school uniform dress codes that are consistent with this policy.
    Students who violate or are suspected to be in violation of this policy may be referred to school
    administration for investigation.
    Revised: December 14, 1993
    Revised: July 16, 1996
    Revised: October 14, 1997
    Revised: June 22, 2010
    Revised: August 6, 2011
    Revised: June 25, 2013
    LEGAL REF.: C.R.S. 22-32-109.1 (2)(a)(I)(J) (board duty to adopt student dress code)

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    CROSS REFS: IMDB, Flag Displays
    JBB*, Sexual Harassment
    JH, Student Absences and Excuses
    JIC, Student Conduct
    JICDA, Code of Conduct
    JICF, Secret Societies/Gang Activities
    JICH, Drug and Alcohol Use by Students
    JICI, Weapons in School
    JK, Student Discipline
    JKD/JKE, Suspension/Expulsion of Students

    Pueblo School District No. 60, Pueblo, Colorado
    4869-5605-3274, v. 1