Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 2/14/2019 - 6:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: Perspective of Board Members on Student Apparel and Expression (8:45 to 9:15)
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 3
We will improve opportunity and achievement.
Policy: JFC - Student Conduct
File Attachment:
Summary: According to the ACPS School Board Policy regarding standards for student conduct,

“Every student has a right to a quality education in an environment that is conducive to learning and free of disruption. Conversely, every student has the responsibility not to deny that right to others. Accordingly, the School Board has adopted policies and regulations designed to encourage good citizenship, reasonable standards of behavior, and a favorable atmosphere for learning and to discourage conduct that adversely affects the health and welfare of the students and staff.”

More specifically, with regard to student apparel, the ACPS School Board Policy states the following standard with regard to student apparel:

“Students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is unacceptable. Clothing with language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory or obscene, or clothing that promotes illegal or violent conduct, such as the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia or clothing that contains threats such as gang symbols is prohibited.”

During the time allotted for this agenda item, each Board member is invited to offer a perspective on this standard as invited by the Board Chair.
Funding: None.
Recommendation: Receive for discussion.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer Johnston - School Board Clerk
Signed By:
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent