Dress Code Survey

Dress Code Survey
Posted on 12/03/2021
Dress Code survey graphicThe Board of Education is seeking feedback from District families, staff, and secondary students in this short survey regarding the dress code policy. The Board will review all survey submissions prior to reviewing the policy language regarding the wearing of headwear (hats, hoodies, bandanas, etc.) at the December or January Board of Education meeting. Please know that individual responses are anonymous and confidential.

Survey Links: ENGLISH | SPANISH | HMONG | SOMALI

Survey responses will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 3. Thank you for your time and participation.

Background: 

At the end of the 2018-19 school year, student leaders from the Green Bay Area Public School District Intra-City Student Council (ICSC) and members of the Board of Education requested Policy 443.1 be reviewed and revisions be considered. The purpose of the requested changes was to provide clearer guidance to building administrators regarding permissible and prohibited student dress to provide consistent requirements for all students, regardless of school of attendance. In addition, the policy changes focused on an equitable and objective view of appropriate student attire, while maintaining health and safety protections for all students. 

In addition to meeting with student representatives, prior to adopting the policy revisions, the Board of Education solicited stakeholder input. Based on this feedback, in October 2019, the Board of Education approved significant changes to the dress code policy (Board of Education Policy 443.1).  

In addition to other changes, the Policy revisions included the ability for principals to permit the wearing of headwear in the District’s schools. The Policy defined “headwear” as: hats, hoods and bandanas that allow the ears and face to be visible and not interfere with the line of sight to any student or staff (except clothing/headwear worn for religious or medical purposes).  

At the time the Board adopted the language related to headwear, the Board decided to sunset the language on June 30, 2020. The Board intended to revisit this policy language to determine whether to implement it on a longer-term basis. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and statewide school closures, the Board extended the sunset deadline through June 30, 2021. On April 26, 2021, the Board again extended the expiration of the language through June 30, 2022  so that the District could seek stakeholder input prior to adopting permanent language.
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