MONONGALIA COUNTY SCHOOLS
Regarding Appropriate Appearance
Policy 4373 – Monongalia County Schools’ students will dress and groom in a manner that encourages the educational process and supports the health, safety and welfare of himself/herself or others. Distractive or indecent dress – including any apparel that promotes behaviors and/or displays items interfering with the teaching and learning process – are prohibited by this policy.
The following are Monongalia County Schools’ guidelines to help students adhere to the Appropriate Appearance Policy:
• Students will wear clothing that covers the body’s torso.
• Students may wear shorts and/or skirts reaching the mid-thigh portion of the leg.
• Students may not wear clothing that exposes large areas of the back and/or front of the body – such as fishnet inserts, see-through mesh, cut-out panels, spaghetti strap or halter tops – unless covering such items with a buttoned-up shirt.
• Students may not wear hats, bandannas, sunglasses or hoodies with the hood up.
• Clothing depicting and/or referencing violence, blood, knives, guns, gang membership, terrorism, sex, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, obscenities or profane language are prohibited.
• Spiked jewelry or chains with the potential for use as weapons are not permissible.
• Baggy clothing with the potential to pose a safety hazard or that exposes undergarments or mid sections are prohibited, as are footwear presenting a potential tripping hazard.
• Students may wear leggings, yoga pants and/or tights under accompanying over-garments extending to the mid-thigh.
• Inappropriate fashion not specifically covered in the above guidelines shall be addressed at the discretion of a site administrator/designee.