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