Governing Board Policies
Section G: Personnel
Policy Title: Dress Code for Employees
Policy Code: GBEBA
Lead Department: Human Resources
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The Governing Board believes that all employees
should dress in a professional manner, setting an example
for workplace attire for the students TUSD serves. The Governing
Board recognizes that "professional" work attire will vary
depending on the position held by the individual. Employees
should wear attire suitable for the type of work they perform.
Attire shall be considered professionally appropriate if
it does not disrupt the educational or workplace environment.
While individual style will be recognized, there are minimum
standards of grooming and attire to which employees must abide.
All employees will comply with the minimum standards established
for students not subject to a standardized dress code (uniforms).
- All employees shall be neat and clean when reporting to
- Clothing shall be free from frays, holes, or tears and
should not expose undergarments, buttocks, chests or midriffs.
- Clothing and exposed body art shall be free from
- obscene gestures,
- sexually graphic pictures,
- supportive references to alcohol, cigarettes, drugs
or sexual activity
- messages degrading others on the basis of race, color,
religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual
orientation or disability.
- No gang related apparel or items are permitted.
- Dresses, skirts and shorts should be mid-thigh or longer.
- Caps, hats, and sunglasses may be worn outside only.
- Shoes or sandals must be worn. Rubber/plastic flip-flops
are not considered to be sandals.
- All employees will abide by all health and safety rules
relating to their specific assignment. (Example: hairnets
for food services workers or close-toed shoes for custodial
The Governing Board recognizes that all employees enjoy full
rights of citizenship and liberty as guaranteed by the Constitutions
of the United States and Arizona. However, individual freedom
of expression of employees must be balanced with the impressionability
of students. Accordingly,
- Religious symbols or emblems are permissible as long as
they do not proselytize or disparage religion, and
- Clothing should be free of non-neutral political messages.
("VOTE" is permissible; "VOTE FOR SMITH!" is not)
Adopted: October 5, 2004
Revision: December 13, 2005
Cross Ref. GBEB - Staff Conduct