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Springfield Public Schools

Jennifer Gill, Superintendent
1900 West Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704
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Student Dress Code

Students in the Springfield Public School District are expected to abide by the following dress code. Students who violate the dress code will be subject to disciplinary consequences outlined in the Informational and Discipline Handbook which is distributed to students at the beginning of every school year.

Dress and grooming shall neither present a risk to the health, safety or general welfare of students or others in the school nor interfere with or disrupt the educational environment or process.

Dress and grooming shall not be contrary to curriculum goals and/or educational objectives or advertise, promote or picture alcoholic beverages, tobacco, illegal drugs or illegal or violent behavior.

Dress and grooming, including accessories, shall not display lewd, vulgar, obscene or plainly-offensive language or symbols, including gang symbols.

Hats, caps, bandannas, sweat bands and sunglasses shall not be worn in the buildings.

Pierced jewelry, other than earrings worn in the ear, shall not be worn in the buildings; neither shall spiked apparel and accessories or chains that can be used as weapons.

Shoe laces should be tied.

Coats and jackets should not be worn in the building without principal permission.

Clothing with holes, ragged hems or cut-off hemlines, or made of transparent or fishnet fabric, or clothing that exposes the chest, abdomen, genital area or buttocks, undergarments or the legs above mid-thigh, shall not be worn in the buildings.

Properly-fitting clothing is to be worn. Oversized, extremely baggy clothing or improperly-fitted clothing is not allowed. Pants, shorts or skirts must be worn at the waist; sagging is prohibited.

Tattoos that, by their content, violate any of the provisions of the Student Dress Code must be covered at all times while students are on school property and/or in attendance at school sponsored activities.