ST. LOUIS BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND SECONDARY
Dress and Grooming
Acceptable dress and grooming are essentially a matter of personal preference. Whenever possible, the school will honor decisions on personal appearance which have been made by the student in conjunction with his/her parents or guardian.
The school may, however, place restrictions upon students when it can be shown that dress or grooming of a student:
1. Presents an obvious health or safety hazard in the school.
2. Is disruptive to the educational process which is the primary function.
3. Is distractive in the school or classroom.
4. Is contrary to a reasonable requirement of a course or school activity.
No employee shall direct a student to remove an emblem, insignia or garment, including a religious emblem, insignia or garment, as long as such emblem, insignia or garment is worn in a manner that does not promote disruptive behavior.
The principal of the school will work cooperatively with the faculty, students, and parents to develop regulations governing dress and adornment within the intent of the law and board policy.
cf: Board Policy P5131.8 School Prayer and Religious Instruction
Policy adopted: June 26, 1990
Revised: July 9, 1996