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Dress Code

Pasco School District

Dress Code Procedure 3224P 

Universal Dress Code

Students must wear:

  •  Top (shirt, blouse, sweater, sweatshirt, tank, etc.)
  •  Bottom (pants, shorts, skirt, dress, etc.) and
  •  Footwear

This policy permits additional student attire requirements when necessary to ensure safety in certain academic settings (e.g. physical activity, science or CTE courses).

  • Students may not wear clothing, jewelry or personal items that:
  •  Show any undergarments (bra, sports bra, swimwear, underwear, etc.).
  •  Are pornographic, contain threats, or promote illegal or violent conduct such as the unlawful use of weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or drug paraphernalia.
  • Demonstrate hate group association/affiliation and or use hate speech targeting groups based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, political/religious affiliation or any other protected class
  •  Cover the student’s face/head (except clothing that is worn for religious or medical purposes).
  • Demonstrate gang affiliation, or an organized group of students dressing the same on a regular basis (based on Pasco Police Department guidance). RCW.28A.600455


Principals are required to ensure that all staff are aware of and understand the guidelines of this policy.

Staff will make reasonable efforts to avoid dress-coding students in front of other students.


  • Conference with student with directive to cover, change or remove the noncomplying attire.
  • Parent/guardian contact.
  • Other consequences developed at the building level that do not include the removal from learning environment during instruction unless the attire creates a substantial disruption to the educational environment, poses a hazard to the health and safety of others, or harasses, intimidates or bullies other students.