• Board Policy - Dress and Grooming (BP 5132)

    Temecula Valley Unified School District expects that all students will dress in a way that is appropriate for the school day or for any school sponsored event. School dress choices should respect the District’s intent to sustain a community that is inclusive of a diverse range of identities. The primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s). The school district is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student or does not disrupt school activity or contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student. Additionally, the school district will ensure that dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income, or body type/size.

    Students cannot wear clothing that contains:

    Violent language or images;
    Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity);
    Hate speech, profanity or pornography.

    Students and parents/guardians shall be informed about dress and grooming standards at the beginning of the school year and whenever these standards are revised. A student who violates these standards shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

    Legal Reference:

    35183 School dress codes; uniforms
    32281 School safety plans
    48907 Student exercise of free expression
    49066 Grades; effect of physical education class apparel
    302 Pupils to be neat and clean on entering school
    Hartzell v. Connell (1984) 35 Cal. 3d 899
    Arcadia Unified School District v. California Department of Education, (1992) 2 Cal. 4th 251
    Marvin H. Jeglin et al v. San Jacinto Unified School District et al 827 F.Supp. 1459 (C.D. Cal. 1993)