4-601 - Staff Conduct and Dress

Policy 4-601


The Board of Education acknowledges that conduct and dress are personal matters and will not seek to intrude upon the freedom and individuality of staff members. 
The Board of Education recognizes that implementation of this policy does call for sensitive, tolerant, intelligent action on the part of the school staff so that fostering individuality does not become incompatible with educationally sound practices. The only limitations to be considered are those that may affect professional performance, the health of associates or students, and the level of community tolerance.

Staff members do serve as a model or image to a vulnerable, impressionable group of young students throughout a significant portion of their lives and should not overlook their impact on students in terms of how they conduct themselves or how they reflect current modes of dress.

Adopted 2/5/80
Amended 10/10/95
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