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Student Dress Code

Background

The Division believes there is a relationship between appropriate dress and the creation of a good learning environment.

Acceptable standards for student dress and grooming are to be established and maintained in the schools.

Procedures

  1. Dress and grooming are to conform to reasonable standards of neatness, cleanliness, good taste and health.
  2. The appearance of an individual while in school is not to be contrary to the sense of decency of the community.
  3. School dress regulations are to be equitable, enforceable and consistent with common sense, and are to have the general support of the community.
  4. Dress and grooming are to be appropriate to the occasion and weather, and regulations are to be sufficiently flexible to accommodate some variation in conditions.
  5. Footwear that marks or damages the floor shall not be worn.
  6. Students are required to wear proper footwear at school.
  7. For vocational, industrial education and other similar classes, students must meet the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations of Alberta Labour with particular attention to the general conduct and prevention regulations related to:
    1. Protective headgear.
    2. Eye protection
    3. Footwear.
    4. Clothing.
    5. Head and facial hair.
    6. Dangling neckwear and jewelry.
    7. Hand protection.
  8. The Principal is responsible for developing, in consultation with students, staff   and the School Council, appropriate procedures for establishing acceptable    standards of dress and grooming in accordance with this administrative procedure.
  9. The Principal is responsible for informing students and parents regarding acceptable standards of dress and grooming.
  10. The Principal has the authority to require a student not meeting acceptable standards of dress and grooming to return home and change before being readmitted to class

References:

Sections 18, 20, 45, 60, 61, 113, 117 School Act

Board Policy 12 Role of the Superintendent

 

Created August 2014