SCHOOL UNIFORM and DRESS CODE POLICY
COMPONENTS OF THE POLICY
Parental Leadership and Involvement (BOE Guidelines #1)
The decision represents the vies of a majority of the members of the School Community Council (SCC). All role groups participated in the decision-making process.
Protection of Studentsʻ Constitutional Rights (BOE Guidelines #3)
As stated in the Religious Expression in Public Schools Guide (August 1955), students may display religious messages on items of clothing to the extent that they are permitted to display other comparable messages. Religious messages will not be singled out for the suppression, but will be subject to the same rules as generally applied to comparable messages. The Ilima Intermediate School Uniform Policy will not prohibit students from wearing or displaying expressive items so long as those items do not independently contribute to disruption by substantially interfering with discipline or with the Constitutional rights of students. Ilima Intermediate School will not impose any messages, political or otherwise, on the school uniform. The school name, logo/mascot will appear on the uniform.
A mandatory school uniform policy is in effect for all Ilima Intermediate students under the auspices of the SCC governance system. Students are required to wear a uniform top and adhere to specific criteria for uniform bottoms and outerwear. Every effort will be made by the school to assist parents and students to comply with the uniform policy. Waivers can only be granted by the school principal.
The School Uniform Policy and Dress Code Policy were adopted by the SCC with student and health and safety in mind. Today, student ID cards and Student Planners are a part of the daily student uniform due to the heightened security and the safety and well-being of Ilima Intermediate students.