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Chesterfield County Public Schools

Dress code

All students who attend any public school in Chesterfield County are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Any clothing that interferes with or disrupts the educational environment is prohibited and may result in disciplinary consequences. Dress codes at Chesterfield schools shall:

  • permit any student to wear any religiously and ethnically specific or significant head covering or hairstyle, including hijabs, yarmulkes, headwraps, braids, locs and cornrows
  • maintain gender neutrality by subjecting any student to the same set of rules and standards regardless of gender
  • not have a disparate impact on students of a particular gender
  • be clear, specific and objective in defining terms, if used
  • prohibit any School Board employee from enforcing the dress or grooming code by direct physical contact with a student or a student’s attire
  • prohibit any School Board employee from requiring a student to undress in front of any other individual, including the enforcing School Board employee, to comply with the dress or grooming
  • prohibit clothing that depicts language or images that are vulgar, discriminatory or obscene; that contains threat such as gang symbols; that depicts illegal or violent behavior or items prohibited in a school setting, such as weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, nicotine vapor products or drug paraphernalia
Updated on August 2, 2022
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