LOWER MORELAND TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENT DRESS CODE
The Lower Moreland Township School District Student Dress Code seeks to support equitable educational access and a safe environment that is supportive for all students. The student dress
code and administrative enforcement should not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, household
income, gender identity, cultural observance, or body type/size. The primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and the parents or guardians. The school district and
individual schools are responsible for ensuring that attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student and does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any
- Students should be able to dress and style their hair for school in a manner that expresses
their individuality without fear of unnecessary discipline or body shaming.
- Students have the right to be treated equitably.
- Students should not face unnecessary barriers to school attendance.
Certain body parts must be covered for all students.
*Clothes must be worn in a way such that areas conventionally identified as private, or regularly covered by undergarments or a bathing suit are covered with opaque material. All items listed in
the“must wear” and “may wear” categories are expected to meet this basic principle. Students must wear the following:
- A top: Shirt or the equivalent with fabric in the front, back, and on the sides/under the arms
- Bottoms: Pants/jeans or the equivalent including skirts, sweatpants, leggings, dresses,shorts
- Shoes: That allow for safe movement through the activities of a school day
- Courses that include attire as part of the curriculum may include assignment of specific dress or footwear expectations such as shoes deemed appropriate for physical education
or to be worn in a science lab.
Students may wear:
- Pants, opaque leggings, jeans, shorts, sweatpants, skirts. If of a “ripped” style, underwear and buttocks may not be exposed
- T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Tank tops, Button-down Shirts
- Athletic attire, athleisure wear
- Religious headwear
- Shoes that allow for safe movement through the activities of a school day
- Items therapeutically necessary for a documented medical condition
Students cannot wear:
- Clothing that depicts or uses violent language or images
- Clothing that advertises alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, or any illegal item or
- Clothing with hate speech, profanity, pornography
- Images and/or language that create a hostile or intimidating environment based on a protected class or consistently marginalized groups
- Clothing that allows for prolonged or prominent exposure or display of underwear
- Hats, hoods, or other non-religious head coverings
- Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon