The Lake County School Board unanimously approved astudent dress code for the 2012-2013 school year at its regularly scheduledmeeting on July 23.
The approved dress code for the 2012-2013 schoolyear, which was the same as last school year:
1. Caps, hats, headgear, visors, sunglasses, or bandanas shall not be worn while on campus during the school day, except whenapproved by the principal or designee.
2. Extreme hairstyles, unnatural hair colors, or make-up that is disruptive or does not allow direct eye contact is prohibited.
1. All garments must not be less than sleeveless clothing (defined as the point of the shoulder).
2. Students are not allowed to wear sleepwear, revealing clothing, or clothing that exposes the torso. Examples include, but are not limited to, see-through garments, backless attire, bare midriff clothing that allows any area of the midriff(front or back) to be exposed when sitting, standing, or raising the arm.
1. Clothing must be worn appropriately and properly fastened with no tears that reveal skin two (2) inches above the knee.
2. Clothes shall be worn as they are designed while onthe grounds of a public school during the regular school day. Students areprohibited from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in anindecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment. Nooversized or baggy pants are permitted.Hemlines for dresses, skorts, skirts, and/or shorts must be no shorter thanmid-thigh (a second violation of this policy will result in appropriatedisciplinary action).
3. Skin-tight recreation clothing (e.g., bike pants,tights, leotards, leggings—unless worn under shorts or skirts that conform toappropriate dress code policy) shall not be worn.
1. Footwear that is safe and appropriate must be worn at all times.
2. At the elementary and middle school level—thong sandals, cleated shoes, backless shoes, bedroom slippers, and shoes with wheelsare not acceptable.
3. At the high school level—bedroom slippers, cleatedshoes and shoes with wheels are not acceptable.
1. Jewelry worn in pierced body parts shall be limitedto the ear.
2. Chains, other than necklaces considered to bejewelry, shall not be worn. Examples include, but are not limited to, heavychains generally used for utility purposes, animal choke collars, and so-called“hip-hop” chains.
3. Jewelry that contains any type of sharp object ormood bracelets shall not be worn.
1. All middle and high school students shall berequired to wear appropriate dress for physical education as prescribed by theschool. A student may be permitted to wear other appropriate physical educationattire when the parent/guardian files an objection based on religious ormedical reasons.
2. Clothing, jewelry, and accessories withdecorations, symbols, mottos, or designs which are offensive to good taste orthe maintenance of good decorum are prohibited. Examples include, but are notlimited to, wearing advertisements of commodities, such as alcoholic beverages,drugs, tobacco, and symbols or writings (e.g. swastikas, rebel flags, etc.)that have sexual or racial connotation, gang references, weaponry, or profanelanguage