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Katy Independent School District

James E. Taylor High School

​​​Dress Code 

KATY ISD POLICY FNCA (LOCAL)  Source: Katy ISD Discipline Management​ Plan

In order to maintain an orderly environment conducive to the attainment of the educational mission and purpose of the District, all students shall be required to conform to a reasonable dress and grooming code. The provisions of the dress and grooming code shall be enforced equally with regard to all students to whom the provisions apply.

Students shall be dressed and groomed in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others. The District prohibits any clothing or grooming that in the principal’s judgment may reasonably be expected to cause disruption of or interference with normal school operations.

The District prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that:

  1.  Are lewd, offensive, vulgar, or obscene.
  2.  Advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance prohibited under FNCF (LEGAL).

The principal at each campus is authorized to determine the suitability of student attire and grooming, within the expressed wording and intent of this policy and in regard to exceptions necessary to address medical or safety concerns or adhere to religious practices. The principal is also the person designated as the person responsible for enforcing this policy at the campus level. Principals at individual campuses are authorized to publish and enforce additional rules that are felt to be necessary to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment. If the principal determines that a student’s clothing or grooming violates the District’s dress code, the student shall be given an opportunity to correct the problem at school or in some cases the parent may be given the option to correct the problem, i.e. granting permission for the student to shave. If the problem is not corrected, the student shall be assigned to in-school suspension for the remainder of the day or until the problem is corrected. Repeated offenses will result in more serious disciplinary action.​  ​

The principal, in cooperation with the sponsor, coach, or another person in charge of an extracurricular activity, may regulate the dress and grooming of the students who participate in the activity. Students who violate these standards may be removed or excluded from the activity for a period determined by the principal or sponsor and may be subject to other disciplinary action.​

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