FILE:  GAMB

 

EMPLOYEE DRESS CODE

 

 

DRESS AND PERSONAL GROOMING

 

Employees on a daily basis shall dress as professionals, in businesslike attire in order to set a good example for co-­employees, students and the general public.  Employee dress and grooming shall not detract from the learning/educational environment of students' participation in classes, school programs or other school-related activities.  Extremes in style and fit in employee dress and extremes in style of grooming will not be permitted.  Administrators shall be authorized to use their discretion in determining extremes in styles of dress and grooming and what is appropriate and suitable for Zachary Community School Board employees.  No employee shall wear, possess, use, distribute, display or sell any clothing, jewelry, emblem, blade, symbols, sign or other things which are evidence of affiliation with drugs, alcohol, violence or gang related activities.  Policies regarding dress and grooming stress the importance of reducing distractions that inhibit learning and are addressed as an attempt to enhance the learning environment.

 

EMPLOYEE DRESS CODE

 

The guidelines of the School Board shall be that no mode of attire will be considered proper for school wear that distracts from or disrupts classroom and school decorum.  To maintain a proper image for teachers, it is the responsibility of principals to see that teachers are properly dressed.  The Board delegates to principals the authority to require that:;

 

 

1.

Teachers shall dress in professional/business attire.

 

a.

Female teachers shall not wear shorts, t-shirts, mini-skirts, skorts, leggings, or jeans of any type.

 

b.

Male teachers shall not wear shorts, t-shirts, or jeans of any type.

 

 

2.

Athletic attire shall not be worn in an academic setting.

 

 

3.

Teachers shall not chew gum while teaching.

 

Principals may make exceptions to the mode of dress in specific shop-type situations where deemed appropriate.  Any condition of grooming or dress judged by the principal to be inappropriate shall not be allowed.

 

 

Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:81

 

Zachary Community School Board