The District is committed to providing a safe and positive learning climate in the classroom, on campus, and at all school sponsored events including field trips and class trips. The dress code is representative of that commitment and applies to all students.

Students will dress in a clean and neat manner that does not distract or interfere with the operation of the school. Student attire should not be destructive to school property, should comply with requirements for health and safety, and should not be immodest or revealing. The Board prohibits attire bearing an expression or insignia which is obscene or libelous, or offensive as determined by an administrator.

The responsibility for a student’s appearance in school rests with the student and parents. Parents/guardians are expected to have their students dress appropriately for all occasions.

Student Dress and Grooming Guidelines shall be adhered to by all students and enforced by the school administration and staff. The school administration and staff shall provide leadership, guidance, and encouragement for maintaining appropriate and acceptable appearance on the part of the students. The administration shall have the authority to require a student to change attire and may take disciplinary action as necessary to enforce this policy. The administration shall have sole authority to determine appropriateness for the school environmental condition(s).

Legal Ref.: Wisconsin Statutes

Section 118.001 (Duties and powers of school boards)
Section 120.13(1)(a) (School board powers)

First Reading: August 4, 2009
Second Reading: August 18, 2009
Approved: August 18, 2009

For the Board of Education: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member