Section 7:160

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November 2021

Students

Student Appearance

A student’s appearance, including dress and hygiene, must not disrupt the educational process, or compromise standards of health and safety. The District does not prohibit hairstyles historically associated with race, ethnicity, or hair texture, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists. Students who disrupt the educational process or compromise standards of health and safety must modify their appearance. Procedures for guiding student appearance, will be developed by the Superintendent or designee and included in the Student Handbook(s).

LEGAL REFERENCE
  • 105 ILCS 5/10-22.25b.
  • Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School Dist., 89 S.Ct. 733 (1969).
CROSS REFERENCE
  • Section 7:10 (Equal Educational Opportunities)
  • Section 7:130 (Student Rights and Responsibilities)
  • Section 7:165 (School Uniforms)
  • Section 7:190 (Student Behavior)
REVIEW HISTORY 1995, 2004, 2017, May 2022