• Student Dress Policy 3255

    The Coeur d’Alene School District (the district) recognizes that students and their parents/guardians are primarily responsible for determining student attire. Schools are responsible for ensuring that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student and does not disrupt the learning environment for any student. The district prioritizes in-class learning time, student achievement, and positive relationships within the professional learning community.

    Students Must Not Wear:

    1. Clothing that displays vulgarity, pornographic images, threats, illegal/violent conduct (i.e. unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or drug paraphernalia), or gang association/affiliation.

    2. Clothing that promotes hate group association/affiliation and/or hate speech (defined as targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or other protected groups as referenced in Board Policy 3295).

    3. Costumes.

    4. Masks that cover the majority of the student’s face (see exceptions below).

    5. Swimsuits or tube tops.

    6. Clothing with see-through material.


    Students Must Wear:

    1. Clothing that covers private regions of the body.

    2. Undergarments shall be worn and shall not be visible.

    3. Shirts with sleeves or straps that cover the front, back, and sides of the body and under the arms (shirt, blouse, sweater, sweatshirt, tank top).

    4. Pants, shorts, skirt, or a dress.

    5. Footwear.

    6. Students may be required to wear course-specific garments.


    Exceptions:

    1. This policy permits schools with a uniform policy to continue having a uniform policy.

    2. Clothing/headgear worn for religious or medical reasons is not subject to this policy.


    3. The hood portion of hooded apparel may not be worn during class time.


    4. Clothing associated with a school activity requirement through physical education, science, CTE courses, swimming, wrestling, cheerleading, etc. is not subject to this policy.

    5. To allow appropriate attire for a particular educational or school activity, the building principal or designee has the authority to grant temporary exceptions to specific provisions of this policy, such as if a special school event requires a group of students to dress unusually on a particular day.

    6. Regarding formal/semi-formal attire for school events, strapless dresses shall be allowed, while remaining policy provisions will be enforced.