On April 6, 2016, the Governing Board approved modifications to the dress code that removed language that differentiated standards between boys and girls. The dress code is fully explained in Administrative Regulation 2105.
We believe that attention to appearance and a student’s attitude toward self and school are related. Good taste, good grooming, and appropriateness of attire are a part of learning for all students. However, we recognize that students’ mode of dress and grooming is a manifestation of their personal style and individual preference. We believe that students and parents can freely choose apparel that demonstrates individuality, as well as maintain the standards of appropriateness.
According to Governing Board Policy 2105* the dress code serves an important role to provide a safe school environment, establish mutual respect, and create a learning environment free from distraction for students. The Clovis Unified School District enforces a dress code for all students, grades K-12. Sound judgment and reasonableness must prevail in interpreting the dress code. Its purpose is to foster students’ pride in themselves and to instill the attitudes, values, and standards reflected by the society in which the students will take their place.
All clothing shall be neat, clean and acceptable in appearance and shall be worn within the bounds of decency and good taste as appropriate for school.
At their June 26, 2002, meeting the Clovis Unified School District Governing Board approved the wearing of backless shoes for students in grades 7-12 The following excerpt is from Administrative Regulation 2105*:
Shoes, or sandals without heel straps that do not present a safety concern may be worn by students in grades 7 through 12, except during physical education classes, recess, while participating in school-related athletic competitions, events or activities, or while participating in other activities where safety is a concern. Backless shoes commonly known as “flip-flops,” “beach shoes,” “soccer sandals,” “zories” and/or thongs are inappropriate and will not be allowed. For safety reasons, students in grades pre-school through 6 are not allowed to wear flip-flops, shoes or sandals without a heel strap.