00 HOUSE BILL NO. 30
01 "An Act relating to a dress code for public schools."
02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
03 * Section 1. AS 14.03 is amended by adding a new section to read:
04 Sec. 14.03.095. SCHOOL DRESS CODE. (a) A governing body may adopt
05 a reasonable dress code that requires a student attending public school in the district
06 to wear a uniform or that prohibits a student from wearing specified clothing, if the
07 governing body determines that the policy is necessary for the health and safety of the
08 students or teachers of the district.
09 (b) A dress code that requires students to wear a uniform may not be
10 implemented unless the governing body
11 (1) provides at least six months notice to the student body and to
12 parents of students in the district;
13 (2) determines that financial resources are available to assist
14 economically disadvantaged students;
01 (3) includes a provision allowing parents to exclude their children from
02 the dress code; and
03 (4) includes a provision that a student may not be academically
04 penalized or otherwise discriminated against if the student is excepted from the
05 uniform requirement under (3) of this subsection.
06 (c) A dress code adopted under this section may not preclude students who
07 participate in a nationally recognized youth organization from wearing organization
08 uniforms on days when the organization has a scheduled meeting.