06-14-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #42


Title
Request a More Restrictive Dress Code at Eau Gallie High School

Discussion

Board Policy 5511- Dress and Grooming currently allows students to wear tops with a strap that is a minimum of one and one half 1/2 inches in width. The policy also states that dresses and skirts must reach mid thigh or below in length with the waistband of skirts worn at waist level. The school convened a dress code committee and is recommending upper garments have sleeves for both male and female students and that all lower garments (shorts included) reach mid thigh or below in length. The committee also recommended that outerwear not be worn to cover up dress code violations. A consistent dress and grooming policy is necessary in order to maintain order, provide a safe school environment, and promote discipline. It is difficult to be consistent with dress code violations when the requirements are vague.



Recommendation
Approve a more restrictive dress code at Eau Gallie High School

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/24/2011
Consent after Information6/14/2011

Authority for Action
Board Policy 5511

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Jeremy Salmon, Principal, Eau Gallie High School, 321-242-6400

Mark Mullins, South Area Superintendent, 321-254-0340




Attachment:  Meeting minutes for administrative procedural meeting for dress code changes 2011-2012 school year.pdf
Attachment:  fm5511F1 dress code proposed changes for 2011-2012 for school board approval(2).pdf
Attachment:  3011X-SRI1_3011P-IR3235-GUID_0371_001.pdf