PCSSD - 4.25 Student Dress/School Uniforms

4.25 Student Dress/School Uniforms

The general standards of appearance for students are that they be clean, neat and properly dressed. They are to observe modes of dress, styles of hair and standards of personal grooming which are in conformity with the studious atmosphere necessary in schools. It is the responsibility of each principal to see that no student’s dress is extreme to the point of creating a disturbance of the educational atmosphere. If the principal or the teacher determines that a student’s dress or grooming is unacceptable, adequate time will be allowed the student to make proper adjustments. However, if a student continues to ignore acceptable standards, he will be subject to disciplinary action.   

A student will not practice a mode of dress that disrupts the educational process, calls attention to the individual, violates federal, state or local law, or affects the welfare and safety of students and teachers. Furthermore, students are prohibited from obscene, lewd or vulgar comments or designs and wearing clothing directed toward or intended to threaten, intimidate or demean an individual or group of individuals as well as items advertising alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs.

All students in the District grades K through five (5) will wear school uniforms, navy and khaki bottoms and solid color polo style shirts without emblems.

Exemptions: Parents may apply to building principal for full or partial exemptions or waivers for students due to handicapping condition or religious observation. New students to district schools will be given two weeks to comply with the Uniform Dress Code. Denied exemption requests may be appealed to the Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Pupil Services. Appeals from this level may be brought to the Board of Education following guidelines for student disciplinary appeal hearings. The Board directs the Superintendent to develop guidelines for District-specified student uniforms.

Legal References: 
A.C.A. § 6-18-502(c)(1)
A.C.A. § 6-18-503(c)

Date Adopted: 10/10/72
Last Revised: 5/10/83
Last Revised: 9/11/84
Last Revised: 5/9/00
Last Revised: 7/10/07
Last Revised: 8/11/15

Manual Adoption: 2/8/00