Inadequate, unclear dress code guidelines in Kenosha Unified School District threatens rights of students across the district
ACLU provides recommendations to KUSD’s internal guidelines document on meeting constitutional requirements.
- Begin the code and the guidelines with an equity policy
- Create specific goals that protect against discrimination based on race, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or body type or size
- Include clear, written instructions to all staff, not just core staff, prohibiting body shaming and harassment of students while enforcing the dress code
- Do not allow student to miss class time for an alleged dress code violation
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