NORTHFIELD BOARD OF EDUCATION FILE CODE: 5132
Northfield, New Jersey Monitored
Policy Other Reasons
The district Board of Education recognizes that any form of dress that attracts undue attention, is unsafe, disrupts school, or detracts from the learning process is not acceptable. Pupils should be suitably dressed at all times and should present an appearance that will indicate their seriousness of purpose and pride in themselves and their school.
Acceptable clothing should include but not be limited to the following:
1. Khakis, jeans, skirts, capri pants;
2. T-shirts, collared golf shirts, dress shirts (long or short sleeved);
3. Crew-neck, V-neck, cardigan, or hooded sweaters;
4. Crew neck, V- neck, hooded sweatshirts;
6. Leggings with a top covering mid-thigh.
1. Shoes with rubber or hard soles or sneakers.
Unacceptable clothing for school shall include the following:
1. T-shirts and/or sweatshirts with large designs/pictures that are inappropriate for school; “Inappropriate to be determined by principal.”
2. Tank tops, thin strapped tops, tube tops, mesh, fish-net styles, clothing that exposes the back, chest, shoulders or midriff and low cut shirts, sheer or see-through materials;
3. Cut off shorts, spandex shorts, or revealing shorts;
4. Jackets, coats, hats, hoods, bandanas and any type of outer garment may not be worn in the hallways, classrooms, or cafeteria during the regular school day.
Unacceptable footwear for school shall include the following:
1. Flip-flops; beach footwear; shower shoes; bedroom slippers; open toed or backless shoes; wheelies or sandals.
The code shall be strictly enforced by the administration. Pupils who do not dress according to the code shall be subject to disciplinary actions. In all cases, parent(s) or legal guardian(s) will be called at home or at work and will have to bring a change of clothes to school. School Principals, through permission of the Superintendent, may request and implement a dress policy waiver to celebrate special dress up days and activities throughout the school year.
Pupils and parent(s) or legal guardian(s) shall be informed of this policy annually at an appropriate time.
Dress, Grooming, Attire
N.J.S.A. 18A:11-7 Legislative findings and declaration
N.J.S.A. 18A:11-8 Adoption of dress codes by boards of Education, Uniforms required; request for code by principal, staff, and parents
N.J.S.A.18A:11-9 Adoption of dress code policy prohibiting wearing of clothing indicating membership in certain gangs
Cross References; *5131 Student Conduct and Discipline
*5142 Student Safety
*Indicates the policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.