Pleasanton Unified School District Dress Code
Dress & Grooming (BP 5132) The Board of Education believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students’ clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction, which would interfere with the educational process. (cf. 4119.22 – Dress & Grooming) (cf.5145.2 – Freedom of Speech/Expression) Students and parents/guardians shall be informed about dress and grooming standards at the beginning of the school year and whenever these standards are revised. A student who violates these standards shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. (cf. 5144 – Discipline) In cooperation with teachers, students and parents/guardians, the Principal or designee shall establish school rules governing student dress and grooming which are consistent with law, Board of Education policy and administrative regulations. These school dress codes shall be regularly reviewed. (cf. 0420 – School Plans/Site Councils) Each school shall allow students to wear sun-protective clothing, including but not limited to hats, for outdoor use during the school day. (EC 35183.5) In addition, the following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities:
1. Shoes must be worn at all times. Sandals must have heel straps. Thongs or backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable.
2. Clothing, jewelry and personal items (backpacks, fanny packs, gym bags, water bottles, etc.) shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane or sexually suggestive; which bear drug, alcohol or tobacco company advertising, promotions and likenesses; or which advocate racial, ethnic or religious prejudice.
3. Hats, caps and other head coverings shall not be worn indoors.
4. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.
5. Gym shorts may not be worn in classes other than physical education.
6. Hair shall be clean and neatly groomed. Hair may not be sprayed by any coloring that would drip when wet.
7. Dark glasses shall not be worn indoors, except for valid medical reasons authorized by the administration and verified in writing by a physician.
8. Any clothing, apparel or attire which could be used as a weapon, or could be damaging to school property, including but not limited to, steel-toed boots, chains, items with spikes or studs, etc. is prohibited. Coaches and teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs of certain sports and/or classes. Guidelines may also be adjusted to meet student health needs, to accommodate for religious obligations (observances), as well as other special circumstances as authorized by site administration. (cf. 3260 – Fees and Charges)