• Brewster Central School District
    Code of Conduct 2022-2023

    VII.  Student Dress Code

    1. All students are expected to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to dress appropriately for school and school functions. Students and their parents have the primary responsibility for acceptable student dress and appearance.  Teachers and all other District personnel should exemplify and reinforce acceptable student dress and help students develop an understanding of appropriate appearance in the school setting.

      A student's dress, grooming and appearance shall:

      1. Be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
      2. Ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing.
      3. Include footwear at all times.  Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.
      4. Not include items that are vulgar, obscene, libelous, or denigrate others on account of race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.
      5. Not promote and/or endorse the use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or illegal drugs and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.

    Nothing in this policy shall be construed to limit the ability of students to wear clothing that allows them to express their gender identity, or to discipline students for doing so.

    Each Building Principal or his/her designee shall be responsible for informing all students and their parents of the student dress code at the beginning of the school year and any revisions to the dress code made during the school year.

    Students who violate the student dress code shall be required to modify their appearance by covering or removing the offending item, and if necessary or practical, replacing it with an acceptable item.  Any student who refuses to do so shall be subject to discipline, up to and including in-school suspension for the day.  Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline, up to and including out of school suspension, if all other behavioral interventions are not effective and the student continues to refuse to cooperate.