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Viewing Policy: SP 4119.22 Dress and Grooming




The San Benito County Superintendent of Schools believes that appropriate dress and grooming by County Office employees contribute to a productive learning environment and model positive behavior. During school hours and at school activities, employees shall maintain professional standards of dress and grooming that demonstrate their high regard for education, present an image consistent with their job responsibilities and assignment, and not endanger the health or safety of employees or students. All employees shall be held to the same standards unless their assignment provides for modified dress as approved by their supervisor.




Legal Reference:


35160-35160.2  Authority of county superintendent


3543.2  Scope of representation

12949 Dress standards, consistency with gender identity COURT DECISIONS

San Mateo City School District v. PERB (1983) 33 Cal. 3d 850

Domico v. Rapides Parish School Board  (5th Cir. 1982) 675 F.2d 100

East Hartford Education Assn. v. Board of Education  (2d Cir. 1977) 562 F. 2d 856

Finot v. Pasadena Board of Education (1967) 250 Cal.App.2d 189 PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS BOARD DECISIONS

Santa Ana Unified School District (1998) 22 PERC P29, 136

Inglewood Unified School District (1985) 10 PERC P17, 000


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Policy Approved: 10-11-18