• DRESS CODE
    Everyone on campus — students, parents, staff, visitors — is expected to dress appropriately for a school setting. Any clothing, hairstyle, jewelry, etc. that creates safety concern, draws undue attention, or tends to detract from the educational process is not acceptable. The complete dress code appears below. It also appears in the MUSD Annual Parent Notification and Code of Student Conduct.

    This dress code applies to both sexes and, unless otherwise specified, will be enforced at school sites, at school functions and activities, and on school buses.

    1. Pupils must dress appropriately for educational activities in which they will participate so as not to endanger health, safety, or welfare. Shoes must be worn at all times.
    2. Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures, or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, obscene, libelous, slanderous, or sexually suggestive. Articles that advocate or depict racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice, other unlawful acts, or tobacco, drugs, or alcohol are prohibited.
    3. Hats, caps, and other head coverings shall not be worn in classrooms or other buildings during school hours.  Caps or visors must be worn with the bills facing forward, and not to the side or backwards. Bandanas are not allowed.
    4. Dark glasses shall not be worn inside unless a documented health problem exists.
    5. Clothes must be clean so as not to promote unhealthy or unsanitary conditions. Clothes must conceal undergarments. Underwear-type sleeveless shirts or blouses, biker shorts, and see-through or fishnet fabrics which expose the body in a sexually suggestive manner are not acceptable. Bare midriffs, tube tops, or halter tops are prohibited, including tops or blouses that show the midriff when arms are raised above the head.
    6. Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be at least mid-thigh length.   Student jeans that have rips cannot expose an area that is more than the length allowed for shorts, skirts or dresses.
    7. Pants must be worn with the top around the wearer's waist (NO SAGGING PANTS). Pants must stay at the wearer's waist without a belt, and not drag on the ground.
    8. Clothing straps must be fastened at all times.
    9. Clothing must be worn as its design was traditionally intended.
    10. Piercings that create a safety issue are not acceptable.
    11. Hair must be clean and neatly groomed. Any apparel, hairstyle, cosmetic, accessory, or jewelry even if not specifically mentioned, that creates a safety or health concern is prohibited.
    12. Attire that may be used as a weapon, as determined by school administration, may not be worn (stilted boots, chains, etc.)
    13. Students shall not display any material or paraphernalia, which incites a disruption of the school process or creates a clear and present danger of either the commission of unlawful acts on school or the violation of District or school site policies or rules.
    14. Clothing and jewelry shall be free of writing, pictures or any other insignia which are crude, vulgar, profane, obscene, libelous, slanderous, or sexually suggestive.  Clothing or jewelry that advocate or depict racial, ethnic, or religious prejudice, or other unlawful acts, or tabacco, drugs, or alcohol are prohibited.

    Revocation and Loss of Participation in Privileged Activities
    District Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5127 govern revocation and loss of participation in privileged activities. For purposes of Board Policy 5127, privileged activities include, but are not limited to, any extracurricular activity that is not related to the regular classroom, does not occur during class time, is not graded and is not offered for credit. Specifically, for purposes of the 2017-2018 school year, the following privileged activities are covered by Board Policy 5127 and related Furman High School rules: dances, rallies, recreational trips, reward trips, fundraising events and graduation/promotion ceremonies or activities. Under Board Policy 5127, Furman High School may place a student on the "Non-Privilege List". A student who is on the Non-Privilege List may not participate in privileged activities.

    Unless otherwise expressly stated in Board Policy 5127, eligibility for and loss of the privilege of participating in District extra-curricular and co-curricular activities is governed by Board Policy 6145 and related Furman High School rules. For further details, refer to the District Student-Parent Handbook.


    Suspensions. Recommendations for Expulsion. and Suspended Expulsions
    A student who has been suspended shall automatically be placed on the Non-Privilege List and shall not be allowed to participate in privileged activities during the duration of the student's suspension. A student suspended and recommended for expulsion shall automatically be placed on the Non-Privilege List and shall not be allowed to participate in privileged activities during the duration of the student's extended suspension pending an expulsion hearing, and unless and until it is determined that the student will not be expelled. An expelled student whose expulsion order has been suspended may only participate in privileged activities if expressly permitted to do so under the provisions of his/her expulsion order.


    Failure to Return District Property
    A student who fails to return loaned District property when return is due, other than a uniform loaned for participation on a District sports or other team, may be place on the Non-Privilege List and may not participate in privileged activities until the District property is returned or the student or his/her parents or guardian reimburse the District for the value of the loaned District property.

    A student who was loaned a uniform for participation on a District sports or other team, and who fails to return the loaned uniform when return is due, may be denied participation on the subsequent District sports or other team that the student desires to participate on until the student returns the previously loaned uniform or the student or his/her parents or guardian reimburse the District for the value of the loaned District property. Apart from this specific requirement under this regulation, all other terms or requirements for eligibility in District extra-curricular and co-curricular activities is governed by Board Policy 6145.


    Failure to Pay a Lawfully Imposed and/or Agreed Upon Financial Obligation
    A student who fails to pay a lawfully imposed and/or agreed upon financial obligation may be placed on the Non-Privilege List and may not participate in privileged activities.


    Notice of Privilege Revocation
    For purposes of the denial of participation in privileged activities base upon a student's suspension or an extended suspension pending expulsion, revocation of the right to participate in privileged activities shall be effective immediately upon the issuance of the suspension.

    There is no appeal right under Board Policy 5127 and this regulation with regard to revocation of the participation in privileged activities related to a suspension, extended suspension pending expulsion, or suspended expulsion order. Any challenge to the suspension, extended suspension, or suspended expulsion order underlying a revocation of participation in privileged activities under Board Policy 5127 is governed by the procedures and requirements set forth in Board Policy 5144.1 or school rules.

    Prior to denial of a student's participation in privileged activities because of his or her placement on the Non-Privilege List for failure to return District property or failure to pay a lawfully imposed and/or agreed upon financial obligation, the student and his/her parent or guardian shall be made aware of the grounds for such denial by written notice and shall be given an opportunity to respond. The notice must be provided two (2) weeks in advance of the first privileged activity for which the student will be denied participation.

    The notice shall provide the student and his/her parent or guardian information regarding the opportunity to meet with the principal in advance of revocation of the student's right to participate in privileged activities. The notice shall also provide the student and his/her parent or guardian information regarding the means whereby he/she may appeal any final decision by the Furman High School principal to revoke the student's ability to participate in privileged activities.


    Appeal of Decision to Revoke Privileges
    Upon Furman High School principal's final decision to revoke a student's ability to participate in privileged activities, the student shall have a right to appeal the decision to the District's Associate Superintendent of Educational Services or designee. A student or his/her parent or guardian may request an appeal to the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services or designee by mail or by telephone. Upon receiving a request for an appeal, the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services or designee shall schedule a meeting within ten (10) school days to meet with the student and his/her parent or guardian regarding the student's appeal. The purpose of the appeal meeting is to discuss the causes, the duration, the school policy involved, and other matters pertinent to the revocation of the student's ability to participation in privileged activities, and to provide the student and his/her parent or guardian an opportunity to explain why such a revocation is improper. 

    The Associate Superintendent of Educational Services or designee shall provide written notice of his/her decision regarding the student's appeal of the revocation of the participation in privileged activities within three (3) schooldays following the appeal meeting.

    The Associate Superintendent of Educational Services or designee shall provide written notice of his/her decision regarding the student's appeal of the revocation of participation in privileged activities within three (3) school days following the appeal meeting.