Policy Code: JFCA

Adoption Date: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Student Dress Standards

All students have the right to a safe, healthy school environment. All students have the responsibility to dress appropriately and observe basic standards of cleanliness and good grooming. A student's dress and appearance should not cause a disruption or distract from the educational process or create a health or safety concern for him/herself or others.

These are “MINIMUM” Iron County School District Standards. Individual school/classroom dress policies may include additional or higher standards to provide an educational environment as free from distraction as possible. Current fashion trends may dictate additional standards. Individual principals/teachers must clearly communicate their school’s/classroom’s dress code policy to students and parents and be consistent in its enforcement within their building/classroom.

  • Students are to dress in a neat and appropriate manner that reflects pride in themselves and in their school.
  • Hats with a brim or head coverings that cover the eyes are not to be worn at school during school hours.
  • Shorts and skirts may not be shorter than mid-thigh.
  • Shirts or tops that expose bare midriffs during normal activity, tank tops, or spaghetti straps are not permitted.
  • Bust cleavage should not be exposed.
  • Shoes, or appropriate footwear, must be worn at all times.
  • Sagged pants are not permitted.
  • Leggings and skintight pants are very distracting if they are not covered up with a longer style of top, shirt, or jacket.
  • Clothing with vulgar language, inappropriate pictures (sexually oriented, gang or violence related), alcohol or cigarette advertising, depicting illegal substances or any other illegal activities are not permitted.
  • Apparel that is gang related or appears to be gang related is not permitted. This includes, but not limited to: oversized baggy pants, headbands, spiked bands, chains on pants or wallets, or any article of clothing that would identify the student with a gang.
  • Excessive makeup or face paint, and extreme or distracting hairstyles or hair colors are not permitted.
  • Distracting, excessive, or dangerous face or body piercing is not permitted.

Parents have the responsibility of assuring that students are dressed properly for school. Students who are in violation of this “MINIMUM” approved dress policy, and those established in schools and classrooms with higher standards will be sent to the office. The student in violation of the dress policy will not be allowed to return to class until their appearance is brought to compliance.