Note on Education Code Requirements for this section
This requirement comes from 32282(a) (2)(F). It reads: The provisions of any schoolwide dress code, pursuant to Section 35183, that prohibits pupils from wearing "gang-related apparel," if the school has adopted that type of a dress code. For those purposes, the comprehensive school safety plan shall define "gang-related apparel." The definition shall be limited to apparel that, if worn or displayed on a school campus, reasonably could be determined to threaten the health and safety of the school environment. Any schoolwide dress code established pursuant to this section and Section 35183 shall be enforced on the school campus and at any school-sponsored activity by the principal of the school or the person designated by the principal. For purposes of this paragraph, "gang-related apparel" shall not be considered a protected form of speech pursuant to Section 48950.
The Desert Mirage Dress Code states the following:
A. No item can include images, lettering or symbols related to sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and related paraphernalia. Also prohibited is clothing with obscene or vulgar language, images, or symbols as well as images of weapons or violence.
B. Shirts and blouses must completely cover the skin all sides of the waist, even if both arms are raised. Shirts and blouses must have wide shoulder straps and cover undergarments. When sitting, standing, or walking, all skirts, dresses, and shorts must show modesty and good taste.
C. Holes in pants may not be higher than mid-thigh.
D. Please be courteous and take your hats or hoods off when in classrooms or the theater.
E. Only Desert Mirage High School sports jerseys are allowed and must conform to parts of this Dress Code.
F. Students must wear their ID at all times while on campus and /or school activities.
G. Site administrators have final decision on determining dress code violations.
H. Students will be sent directly to the safety office to change clothes to comply with dress code policy.
Coachella Valley Unified School District Board Policy 5132 (Dress and Grooming) states the following:
The Governing Board believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a productive learning environment. The Board expects students to give proper attention to personal cleanliness and to wear clothes that are suitable for the school activities in which they participate. Students' clothing must not present a health or safety hazard or a distraction which would interfere with the educational process. (cf. 4119.22 - Dress and Grooming) (cf. 5145.2 - Freedom of Speech/Expression)
Students and parents/guardians shall be informed about the school dress code at the beginning of the year and when revised. A student who violates the dress code shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action. (cf. 5144 - Discipline)
When gangs constitute a danger to students, the Superintendent or designee may restrict student dress and grooming as necessary to comply with Board policy related to gang activity.