ERIC Number: EJ829666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Reference Count: 6
What Not to Wear
Taylor, Kelly R.
Principal Leadership, v9 n6 p62-64 Feb 2009
This article discusses some basic principles that can guide principals' decisions on when and how to regulate student dress. Like many school issues, implementing a dress code or uniform policy involves both the constitutional rights of students and the responsibilities of school officials. As a result, with dress codes and many other concerns, school leaders must strike a positive balance between free expression on the one hand and maintaining an orderly and effective school environment on the other.
Descriptors: Dress Codes, Educational Environment, Principals, Administrator Responsibility, School Policy, Student Rights, Civil Rights, Federal Legislation, Court Litigation
National Association of Secondary School Principals. 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1537. Tel: 800-253-7746; Tel: 703-860-0200; Fax: 703-620-6534; Web site: http://www.principals.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma; Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment