Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 7/12/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: SCHOOL DIVISION BUSINESS
Type: Info
Subject: School Board Policy JFC - Student Code, Proposed Changes to Standards of Conduct Regulations, Student Dress Code (7:50 to 8:10)
ACPS Division Objective :
Policy: JFC - Student Conduct
Enclosure:
File Attachment:
JFC Student Conduct Policy - Student Dress Code Recommended Changes.pdf
Summary: As a result of public comments during a 2018 School Board meeting regarding the Lee Jackson Holiday and concerns of racism within ACPS, a discussion group was established by the Office of Community Engagement. This group represented the voices the school board, central office leadership, human resources, parents and an equity specialist.

Three opportunities for group dialog in March and May prompted a focus on Division policy. The dress code policy was discussed, reviewed and served as a start up strategy to unpack an understanding of how to confront issues of racism. The updated version places a focus on capturing the teachable moments that dress code violations present, by clearly delineating our protected groups at school through an alignment with our nondiscrimination policy, by removing some language about gang-related activity and including the definition of gang from the Code of Virginia, and by prohibiting clothing that promotes hate-group related activities, and by including the Southern Poverty Law Center definition of hate-groups.





Reference page 11 of the JFC attached policy.
Funding: NA
Recommendation: To review and direct staff.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Bernard Hairston - Executive Director
Signed By:
Dr. Matt Haas - Superintendent