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Dress Code

Baldwin Park USD Dress Code

Dress code - Baldwin Park USD Board Policy 5132

The following guidelines shall apply to all regular school activities: TK-Adult

  1. Clothing, jewelry and personal items shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia that are obscene, libelous, or slanderous; which so incite students as to create a clear and present danger of the commission of unlawful acts on school premises or the violation of lawful school regulations, or the substantial disruption of the orderly operation of the school; which constitute sexual harassment in violation of state or federal law; which advertise or promote the illegal use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or any controlled substance; or which promote or advocate racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice or hate.
  2. Shoes must be worn at all times. Sandals must have heel straps. Thongs or backless shoes or sandals are not acceptable.
  3. Dress, hair style or makeup which are of a disruptive nature or that interfere with the study habits of students in class or school are not permitted.
  4. Hats, caps or other head gear shall be worn indoors only when necessary or appropriate for the instructional program or school activity. Only hats or caps bearing the school name or school logo are permitted in accordance with Education Code Section 35183.5. The bill of the cap must face forward. Hats or caps may not be altered in any manner with writing or graphics.
  5. Clothing should be worn for the purpose and manner intended.
  6. Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, bare midriffs and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.
  7. The principal, staff, students and parent/guardians at each school may establish reasonable dress and grooming regulations for times when students are engaged in extracurricular or other special school activities.
  8. Coaches and teachers may impose more stringent dress requirements to accommodate the special needs of certain sports and/or classes.
  9. School sites may implement a voluntary uniform dress policy provided there is demonstrated parent/guardian support and Board Policy 5132 and pertinent education code sections are followed.