• CSD Dress Code


    City Schools of Decatur acknowledges that student attire plays an important role in the successful
    operation of educational programs. Although the responsibility for students' dress rests primarily
    with the student and their families, the district is responsible for outlining developmentally appropriate
    guidelines to promote and maintain safety and a positive learning environment.
    Schools may determine the need for additional school-specific guidance. Additional guidance must be
    developed with input from the following groups:

    ● PBIS committee
    ● Equity team
    ● School Leadership Team (SLT)

    Permitted Attire

    ● Students must wear a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent,
    and shoes.
    ● Shirts and dresses must have the fabric in the front and sides.
    ● Clothing must cover undergarments.
    ● Fabric covering all private parts must not be see-through.
    ● Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including physical
    education, science labs, Decatur Career Academy labs, internships and other activities
    where unique hazards exist.
    ● Specialized courses may require specialized attire, such as sports uniforms or safety gear.
    ● Students will be required to wear their School Issued Identification in a visible manner
    while on campus.

    Non-Allowable Dress

    ● Clothing may not depict, advertise or advocate the sale or use of alcohol, tobacco,
    marijuana or other controlled substances.
    ● Clothing may not include profanity or depict weapons.
    ● Clothing may not depict pornography, nudity or sexual acts.
    ● Clothing may not use or depict hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity,
    gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation or any other protected
    ● Clothing must not threaten the health or safety of any other student or staff. This includes
    any clothing depicting or representing gang identifiers.
    ● Hats and hoods are prohibited indoors unless specified for specific events or
    circumstances determined by school administrators. This does not include any head
    coverings that are a part of religious attire.

    Infractions of guidance in the Non-Allowable Dress section are subject to the Code of Conduct
    and Restorative Practices (Rules 7B or 8D).