Student Dress Code
Board Policy 8240-R Student Appearance
Code of Student Appearance
Clothing or grooming shall be considered unacceptable if it creates a clear and present danger to the health and safety of the students or other persons, or creates or potentially creates a disruptive influence on the educational process. Footwear shall be worn at all times.
Special health and safety standards may be required for students enrolled in classes such as industrial arts, home economics, physical education, science education and driver education.
Certain extracurricular activities or organizations may require specific reasonable dress requirements at certain times. Since participation in such organizations is voluntary, students shall be required to dress in compliance with the rules established by the organization and/or its sponsors.
Elementary students should wear clothing which is appropriate for the activities in which they are involved. They should be dressed adequately for weather conditions because they will be expected to go outside for recess periods except in extremely cold or rainy weather or when justifiable health reasons exist.
Elementary students are expected to come to school dressed in clean and comfortable clothing appropriate for the classroom. Any form of dress or hair style which is considered contrary to good hygiene, distracting, or disruptive in appearance, or detrimental to the purpose of conduct of the school will not be permitted. Spaghetti straps, halter tops, short shorts, short skirts or dresses, and cutoffs are examples of inappropriate clothing.
Hats are not to be worn inside the school. Altered hats, hair nets, bandanas, oversized clothing, baggy pants worn low on the waist are inappropriate. Clothing, insignia, or behavior related to gangs will not be tolerated. Body piercing jewelry (with the exception of ear rings) is limited to studs. Failure to adhere to the dress code will result in disciplinary action.
The intent of the student appearance code is to promote a good academic environment, maintain discipline and prevent disruption of the educational process. Lincoln students should represent the school District in a semblance of decorum at school-sponsored activities away from the school or District.
Clothing such as halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, tank tops (worn alone), mesh or "see-through" shirts, spandex (bike clothing), shirts which are midriff, and skirts or short shorts, although suitable for leisure activities, are not permitted.
Shirts/tops should be tucked in or overlap pants/skirt so that skin is not exposed. Tops, shorts, and skirts cannot be skin tight, and cleavage should not be exposed.
Undergarments should not be visible at any time. Sagging is not permitted. Hats/Caps are to be removed when entering the building. Other head attire such as scarves, bandanas, head wraps, sweat bands, hair picks, etc. are not to be worn at school.
Clothing with profanity, suggestive or illicit language, and clothing advertising, promoting, and/or referring to alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs or related paraphernalia, or illegal activities is inappropriate and will not be worn to school. Students are not permitted to wear offensive or inappropriate emblems, badges, insignia, or messages on clothing. Body piercing jewelry (with the exception of earrings) is limited to studs. Tattoos that are inappropriate or a disruption to the educational process must be covered.
Gang attire will not be permitted and any violation of this rule will be reported to local law enforcement authorities. Dog collars with spikes, as well as chains are not acceptable attire. Administration reserves the right to ban clothing or attire they deem disruptive or threatening to the orderly functioning of the school.
Large tote bags and gym bags are prohibited in the classroom. Coats are for exterior wear. Outer garments such as leather coats, varsity jackets, trench coats, troop coats, unlined jackets, etc. will not be worn in school.
Deviation from prescribed standards cannot be condoned and may result in the student being sent home. Parents/guardians are encouraged to monitor student dress prior to school departure.
Failure to adhere to the Student Appearance Code will result in disciplinary action.