Student dress has been shown to influence behavior and the learning environment. It is expected that all students shall wear clothes that are clean, neat, appropriate, safe and not disruptive to the teaching and learning process.

Students may not wear, display, or be in possession of clothing and/or accessories which are interpreted by school personnel to be negative, derogatory, or inappropriate. This includes clothing and/or accessories that indicate association with a group (gang) which is determined to be detrimental to the safety and well-being of the school community.

The wearing of clothing and/or adornment that advertises or otherwise promotes the use and/or abuse of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, sexual innuendos or gang involvement is prohibited on school grounds and at school activities on or off campus.

For this reason, the Board of Education finds that regulation of student dress in general and gang-related apparel in particular is necessary to protect the health and safety of students and staff.

See CUSD Board Policy #5132, Dress and Grooming.