7:160 Student Appearance
A student’s appearance, including dress and hygiene, must not disrupt the educational process or compromise standards of health and safety. The District does not prohibit hairstyles historically associated with race, ethnicity, or hair texture, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists. Students who disrupt the educational process or compromise standards of health and safety must modify their appearance. Procedures for guiding student appearance will be developed by the Superintendent or designee and included in the Student Handbook(s).
LEGAL REF.: 105 ILCS 5/10-22.25b.
Oleson by Oleson v. Board of Education, 676 F.Supp. 6 (N.D. Ill. 1987), aff’d, 851 F.2d 450 (7th Cir. 1988).
CROSS REF.: 7:190 (Student Discipline)
ADOPTED: November 22, 2004
February 28, 2022