7E. Staff Dress Code

Staff members project an image to the community and to students about the professionalism of the BOCES. During the workday and at all work-related activities, employees shall adhere to a professional standard of dress. The executive director or principal has the final authority to decide what is professional attire.
Unacceptable items
The following items are unprofessional, are deemed disruptive to the classroom environment or to the maintenance of a safe and orderly school and are therefore not acceptable in BOCES buildings, on BOCES grounds, or at BOCES activities:
1.Shorts, dresses, skirts or other similar clothing shorter than mid-thigh length
2.Sunglasses and/or hats worn inside the building
3.Inappropriately sheer, tight or low-cut clothing (e.g., midriffs, halter tops,backless clothing, tube tops, garments made of fishnet, mesh or similarmaterial, muscle tops, etc.) that bare or expose traditionally private parts of thebody.
4.Tank tops or other similar clothing with straps narrower than 1.5 inches in width
5.Any clothing, paraphernalia, grooming, jewelry, hair coloring, accessories, orbody adornments that are or contain any advertisement, symbols, words,slogans, patches, or pictures that:
•Refer to drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons
•Are of a sexual nature
•By virtue of color, arrangement, trademark, or other attribute denotemembership in gangs which advocate drug use, violence, or disruptivebehavior
•Are obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, or legally libelous
•Threaten the safety or welfare of any person
•Promote any activity prohibited by the student code of conduct
•Otherwise disrupt the teaching-learning process
Exceptions
Appropriate athletic clothing may be worn when teaching or assisting with physical education classes, or when coaching athletic activities.
Adopted 10-17-17
CROSS REFS.: GBEB, Staff Conduct (and Responsibilities)
JICA, Student Dress Code