Student Dress Code
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STUDENT WEARING APPAREL CODE (p. 9)
The Ashtabula Area City School District Board of Education expects that the wearing apparel of a
student in school and at school-related activities, generally, be such that it ensures the health,
welfare, and safety of the members of the student body, and enhances a positive image of our
students and school. The following standards of student wearing apparel are expected for each
student attending school in the Ashtabula Area City Schools, and shall be enforced at the discretion
of the school district’s administrators.
Proper wearing apparel and grooming will promote a positive academic environment. Wearing
apparel and grooming are expected to be clean and in keeping with health, sanitary, and safety
Wearing apparel and grooming shall not cause diversion or disrupt the teaching/learning process or
detract from the orderly school environment. Students are prohibited from wearing articles of
clothing or jewelry which promote use of drugs, tobacco and alcohol, glorify death or mutilation (ex:
Guns), contain profanity, or state or suggest sexual or pornographic activity.
Shorts (excluding spandex) may be worn. Sound judgment and good taste should be used when
wearing shorts to school. (See above paragraphs).
The school rules for wearing apparel (including but not limited to) are listed below:
1. Appropriate academic dress is encouraged such as, polo/collared shirts, dress pants, and
2. No saggy pants are permitted. A belt must be worn to keep sagging pants up at the waist;
pants are not to be dragging on the floor.
3. No inappropriately “ripped/holey/frayed” jeans (below finger-tipped length).
4. No cut-off sweat pants, pajama pants, and no inappropriate placement of writing or graphics
on the back of pants or any other clothing.
5. No mini-dresses/mini-skirts; (when determining if a garment is too short, it must be longer
than the length of your fingertips with arms held down at your side).
6. No mesh tops, midriff tops, and tank tops are to be worn alone.
7. No hats, headbands, bandannas, (head covering of any type), sunglasses and gloves are not to be
worn in school.
8. No coats and jackets are to be worn in the school building (extenuating circumstances may
9. No disruptive hair color or hair styles will be worn in school.
10. No safety pins will be worn as an accessory or brought to school (extenuating circumstances
11. No spiked jewelry or chains. For example, dog collars and wallet chains are prohibited.
12. No disruptive or unsafe piercings.
13. Book bags and back packs are for carrying books to and from school, and are not to be used
during the school day. Mesh bags and draw string gym bags are permitted.
14. No Slippers or Heelies. We require appropriate and safe footwear.
A student and the school shall be free from the threats or harmful influence of any group or
gang which engages in drug use, violence, or other disruptive behavior. Therefore, the
presence of any apparel, jewelry, accessory, notebook, tattoo, or manner of grooming which,
by virtue of its color, arrangement, trademark, or any other attribute, denotes membership,
participation and/or support of such a group or gang is prohibited.
A student or group, representing the school at official activities, will be attired in a manner that
presents a favorable image of the school district and does not violate this policy. The parent/guardian
of a student, who is in violation of the wearing apparel code, shall be contacted to supply a change of