KISD Career Center follows dress code policies as outlined on the KISD Student Code of Conduct. Wednesdays have been designated as “Professional Dress” days for the Career Center. Students shall be dressed appropriately for the specific program of study. All dress code issues will be subject to the campus administrator’s judgement. Students considered to be in violation of the dress code shall be advised by a campus administrator and given an opportunity to comply. Opportunity to comply may take a variety of forms. In most cases, the students will be allowed to call parents for a change of clothes. While waiting for the change of clothes, the student may be required to: wait in the office, attend ISS or any other option deemed necessary by the administrator. Those who fail to comply or who repeatedly violate the code shall be subject to disciplinary action. The district prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on clothing that:
- Are considered lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene.
- Advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverage, drugs, or any other prohibited substance.
- Contain derogatory remarks concerning any identifiable race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, or disability.
The following standards of dress and grooming apply to KISD Career Center students:
- School issue photo ID must be visible at all times during the school day.
- Pants, slacks, and jeans are acceptable attire. Spandex pants or shorts, boxer shorts, ‘cut offs’, and short or pants with wholes higher than 6” above the knee are not permitted.
- Pants or shorts shall not be more than one size too large and must be worn at the waist, with no “sagging” (wearing pants below the waistline or showing underwear).
- Shirts and blouses shall be appropriately sized and may not be worn in any way that reflects gang affiliation or may conceal contraband.
- As a general guideline, dress/skirt length and shorts should be no shorter than 6” above the top of the knee, and must allow students to walk, stoop, kneel, and sit with modesty.
- Apparel designed for recreation, such as tank tops, fishnet (mesh) shirts, etc., as well as apparel that is designed as underwear or nightwear may not be visible or worn as outer garments.
- Tight and revealing clothing or accessories that may draw undue attention to the student are prohibited. Clothing that is transparent and/or see through material should not be worn.
- Students must wear tops that cover the upper body (no halter-tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, etc.) and shoulders, and extend beyond the midriff leaving no skin exposed in the normal activities associated with school.
- Head coverings, bandanas (in any manner), hoods, and sweatbands may not worn inside the building. The campus administration must approve any exceptions to this policy for religious or medical reasons.
- Students must wear footwear that is appropriate for school. Examples of inappropriate
footwear, although not inclusive, are the following: house slippers, shoe skates, water shoes, sock shoes, and shoes with metal spikes.