The Board of Education recognizes the value of allowing individual student expression as well as
the necessity of protecting student health and safety and maintaining an atmosphere conducive to
education. Student dress code procedures must be designed with the goal of balancing these
All dress code procedures will adhere to health and safety codes and comply with applicable law.
Dress that materially disrupts the educational environment will be prohibited. No procedure will
impose dress and grooming rules based on gender in violation of Title IX. District procedures will
specifically define ambiguous terms, and examples will be provided when practical.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this
section for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures
and/or forms for related information.
Revised: 12/15/2003; 08/15/2005
Cross Refs: EBBA, Accident Response and Prevention
IGDJ, Interscholastic Athletics
Legal Refs: § 167.166, RSMo.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1992, 20 U.S.C. § 1681
Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Comm. Sch. Dist., 393 U.S. 503 (1969)
Bishop v. Colaw, 450 F.2d 1069 (8th Cir. 1971)
Stephenson v. Davenport Comm. Sch. Dist., 110 F.3d 1303 (8th Cir. 1997)
Dunklin R-5 School District, Herculaneum, Missouri
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