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Dress Code


The Corona-Norco Unified School District's Board of Education is legally and ethically responsible for the establishment of classroom and campus environments that are conducive to an orderly and productive educational program. The dress and grooming standards of this policy are required to meet this responsibility and establish minimum standards in the schools of the Corona-Norco Unified School District.

Dress and grooming should fit the school situation. Standards of
appearance require careful implementation. In all cases, neatness, health and safety, appropriateness, and good taste shall be observed.

The Superintendent shall implement regulations that will provide for the enforcement of the requirements included in the California Administrative Code, Title 5, Division 2, Section 302:

"A pupil who goes to school without proper attention having been given to personal cleanliness or neatness of dress, may be sent home to be properly prepared for school, or shall be required to prepare himself (herself) for the schoolroom before entering."

The following minimum standards shall be enforced in the
Corona-Norco Unified School District in order to meet the requirements of the California Administrative Code regarding grooming, dress, and appearance and the Education Code regarding free expression:

A. Any clothing, makeup, hairstyle or wig that has been demonstrated to contribute to the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school is inappropriate / unacceptable for school attire. Dress should be suitable and comfortable for normal school activities. Clothing should correspond with the demands and purpose of the activity in which students participate. Clothing should be clean and in good repair.

B. Skirts and shorts shall be worn at an appropriate/acceptable length for sitting as well as standing so that undergarments shall not show. Skirts and dresses may be of any style if all slits, openings and the length are no higher than half the distance between the knees and waist and do not expose one's underclothing. Shorts may be worn but must be in good taste. No undergarments or posteriors shall show.

C. Pants must fit at the hip so they will stay on without a belt.

D. Footwear must be worn at all times and have hard soles. Shoes must have straps at the backs. No flip-flops. (Tennis shoes are appropriate / acceptable.)

E. Apparel with emblems, printing, etc., that are obscene, libelous, or slanderous, or that incite students as to create a clear and present danger are not permitted on campus and may not be worn.

F. The following items of clothing are considered
inappropriate/unacceptable for school attire:

Strapless, halter tops, tube tops or spaghetti straps
Bare midriffs (no skin showing)
Undergarments showing
Emblems, lettering or pictures pertaining to drugs, alcohol,
sex, profanity, gangs, taggers or party crews.
Chains or weapons (chains such as those attached to belts
or wallets present a safety hazard)
No shirts
Lack of undergarments
Shirts, tops or sweaters unbuttoned below the sternum
Bathing suits
Unsafe jewelry or unsafe clothing
Hats, visors of any kind, or sunglasses inside classrooms or
office areas
Electronic equipment including pagers, telephones, remote
control devices, personal stereos, and recording
Skin art that promotes activities or products not allowed
by the dress standards must be covered by an
appropriate article of clothing.
Other items or manner of wearing clothing may also be
inappropriate /unacceptable according to A-F above.

Hats with bills must be worn bill over the face.

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