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Dress Code


Fort Miller Dress and Grooming Code

Revised November 2015


"The Fresno Unified School District Governing Board believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment.  The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate.  Students clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction, which would interfere with the educational process.  A student who violates the minimum dress code shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action"

B.P. 5132 A.R. 5132


  1. NO PREDOMINANTLY RED on clothing, footwear, belts, socks, shoelaces, backpacks, hair accessories, etc.  No solid red shirts/shorts/socks etc. under other clothing, this includes various shades of red.
  2. Sagging or baggy pants/shorts that do not fit the waist or that are drastically altered, are not acceptable.
  3. Dresses, skirts, must be at least the length of walking shorts.   We will use the fingertip rule to measure the length of dresses, skirts, shorts and shirts.  If the hem of the clothing is shorter that the full extension of your fingers while hanging to your side, the article of clothing is unacceptable.  If the hem of shirts that are longer than the full extension of your fingers while hanging to your side, the article of clothing is unacceptable.

  4. Underwear-type sleeveless shirts, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, spaghetti strap tops, or any top which exposes the midriff OR chest are not acceptable.
  5. See through apparel is not acceptable.
  6. Thongs, flip flops, athletic slides, backless sandals/house shoes/slippers are not acceptable.
  7. Head coverings with college/sports logos are not acceptable.  All hats/caps/hoods must be removed in school buildings and worn in the appropriate manner.
  8. Attire which may be used as a weapon, including but not limited to steel-toed boots, chains, items with spikes or studs are not acceptable.
  9. Sports or college logos are not acceptable.  (Other than our school)
  10. Fashions that draw undue attention to the wearer detract from the educational environment are not permitted.  This includes exotic clothing, extreme make-up, body piercing, military camouflage attire, etc.
  11. Clothing or accessories that include gang related symbols, profanity, weapons, libel or slander to any gender, race, religion, or ethnicity, vandalism and graffiti, tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, commission of unlawful acts, violation of school regulations, or injury to students, staff or community; or any other topic that disrupts the educational process are not permitted.
  12. Hair styles which draw undue attention, detract from the educational environment are not permitted; i.e. unusual designs, unnatural colors, mo-hawks, tails, or unusual razor cuts.
  13. Body piercings (eyebrow, nose, lips) are not permitted.
  14. Sunglasses cannot be worn at school unless prescribed by a physician
  15. Tattoos must be covered.



Consequences of Dress and Grooming Code Violations

1. Standard Violations. Persistent violations of this regulation or locally adopted supplemental

regulations shall be considered to be willful defiance of directives under Education Code

section 48900(k). As such for multiple violations, students will be subject to discipline as


a. First Violation: Home contact and the violator will be required to change clothing, hair style

or cosmetic.

b. Second Violation: Home contact and alternative to suspension or suspension if student

refuses alternative.

c. Third Violation: Home contact and suspension.

d. Fourth Violation: Further disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, is the discretion

of the District as permitted by state law and/or district policy/ regulation.

If a parent/guardian or student disagrees with the site administrator's decision on a standard

violation, the parent/guardian or student shall attempt to resolve the problem by requesting a

personal conference with the site administrator. If the problem cannot be resolved informally to the

parent/guardian or student's satisfaction, the site administrator's decision may be appealed to the

Superintendent's designee, whose decision shall be final.

1. Dangerous or Disruptive Violations. Dress or grooming violations that cause actual disruption

of the educational environment, result in actual violation of law or other school rules, including

hate-crime laws, or cause actual injury may result, is the discretion of the District

Administration, in more serious disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion without

regard to the steps set forth above for standard violations. The process for appeal of these

dangerous or disruptive violations shall be consistent with standard District disciplinary


2. Principal Options. Principals have discretion to disallow the wearing of all shorts school-wide

because of frequent student violations of this regulation.

3. Physical Education Grades. No grade of a student participating in a physical education class

shall be adversely affected due to the fact that the student does not wear standardized physical

education apparel where the failure to wear such apparel arises from circumstances beyond the

student's control. (Education Code 49066.) (cf. 5121 - Grades/Evaluation of Student



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