Pawtucket School District Dress Code Policy

Pawtucket School District Dress Code

The School, in carrying out its responsibility for creating the proper learning environment, will encourage appropriate attire for the learning activity and age of the student.  The following guidelines will be followed:

1.  Dress and grooming will be clean, neat, and in keeping with health, sanitary and safety requirements.

2.  Dress and grooming will not be disruptive to the educational process.

a.  Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is

unacceptable.  Clothing 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

. b. Clothing should be neat and clean and conform to the standards of safety and

decency.  Clothing that exposes cleavage, private parts, the midriff, or undergarments is prohibited.  Examples of prohibited clothing include, but are not limited to:  sagging or low-cut pants, low-cut neck lines that show cleavage, tube tops, halter tops, backless blouses, or blouses with only ties in the back, pajamas, and clothing constructed of see-through materials.

c. Students will not wear or carry jackets, coats, or other outside apparel. to

class unless temperature in the classroom as determined by the principal or

classroom teacher so warrants.

d.  Students will not wear or carry hats or bandanas in school with the exception

of certain classes (e.g. Foods) where the teacher may authorize the use of hats

as safety or health measure. Sunglasses will not be worn in school.

e.  Some classes may require specific apparel for safety and health reasons.

Students in violation of the dress code will be referred to the office and the

principal/assistant principal who will render decisions in individual cases. Any student in

violation of the dress code will be required to immediately make the necessary

adjustments to comply with the code.

Adopted:  Handbook, Fall 2006


First Passage: July 12, 2016

Second: August 9, 2016