SCHOOL ATTIRE: DRESS CODE
The Bloomsburg Area School District has a specified code for dress and grooming. Clothing should be neat, clean, and in good taste. It should not be extreme to the extent that it focuses attention on the wearer and causes a distraction or disruption in the classroom, hall, or throughout the building. The administration has the authority to determine inappropriate clothing, attire or costuming.
Some examples may be, but are not limited to the following:
1. Clothing and tattoos which displays obscene, sexual or drug/alcohol related messages
2. Halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti strap tops, tank tops, mesh tops worn alone, and clothes that
expose the midriff or undergarments. Shoulders must be covered.
3. Torn clothing (visible holes or rips regardless of undergarments) or cut off shirts
4. Underwear worn as outerwear; underwear that can be seen; pajamas
5. Coats are not permitted to be worn during the school day
6. Shorts, skirts and tops that are not of a modest length or too revealing. Shorts and skirts must be no more than four (4) inches above the knee
7. Hats and all other head apparel, such as but not limited to duwraps, bandanas, scarves, head bands, sweat bands, visors, hoods, sunglasses
8. Chains, pins, dog collars, dangling jewelry or other ornaments that may be disruptive or present safety hazard
9. Excessively large, sagging, improperly-fitting clothing
10. See through, provocative or excessively tight clothing
11. Studs or rivets on clothing
12. Clothing not worn as designed/intended
13. Shoes must be worn at all times; any shoe that poses a safety threat is not permitted
14. Clothing of unacceptable length
15. Costume effect contact lenses
16. Excessive makeup and/or face paint
17. Gang-related attire is classified as inappropriate if worn in the school building
18. Any clothing or buttons that mock, ridicule or otherwise deliberately demean or provoke others because of race, religion, national origin or individual views
The administration will consider factors of safety, cleanliness, suitability to the activity, and commonly held standards of decency to determine the appropriateness of clothing.
Students have the right to govern the length or style of their hair including facial hair. Any limitation of this right shall include evidence that length or style of hair causes disruption of the educational process or constitutes a health or safety hazard. Where length or style of the hair presents a problem, some types of covering should be considered.
Students may be required to wear certain types of clothing while participating in physical education classes, shops, extra-curricular activities, or other situations where special attire may be required to insure the health or safety of the student.
Students have the responsibility to keep themselves, their clothes, and their hair clean. School officials may impose limitations on student participation in the regular instructional program where there is evidence that the lack of cleanliness constitutes a health hazard.
Consequences for Dress Code Violations are as follows:
1st Offense: Will result in a warning and phone call home for appropriate clothing, if necessary. Alternative clothing will be provided, if applicable. If appropriate clothing cannot be obtained or is refused by the student, the student will remain in the office or the ISS room for the remainder of the day.
2nd Offense: Will result in a phone call home for appropriate clothing. Alternative clothing will be provided, if applicable. If appropriate clothing cannot be obtained or is refused by the student, the student will remain in the office or the ISS room for the remainder of the day. In addition, further disciplinary action will be assigned by the principal.
Subsequent Offenses: Will result in assignment to the office or the ISS room. A parent conference may be scheduled and further disciplinary action will be assigned by the principal.