TITLE 17. EDUCATION
CHAPTER 2. TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES
PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
17:416.7 Dress codes; authorization; notification requirement
A. (1) Each city, parish, or other local public school board may adopt such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to implement a school dress code, which may include the use of uniforms. Each school may select a uniform for its students and shall display such uniform for a reasonable period prior to the proposed effective date of the dress code.
(2) If a city, parish, or other local public school board adopts a school dress code, it shall notify, in writing, the parent or guardian of each student of the dress code specifications and their effective date.
(3) If a city, parish, or other local public school board adopts a new uniform policy or modifies an existing uniform policy, it shall notify, in writing, the parent or guardian of each student of the uniform policy adoption or uniform policy modification at least sixty days prior to the effective date of the policy or modification to the policy.
B. (1) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit a city, parish, or other local public school board from requiring a new dress code or uniform policy or modifying an existing dress code or uniform policy without providing the required notice in the event of what the school board deems an emergency. For the purposes of this Subsection, "emergency" means an actual or imminent threat to health or safety which may result in loss of life, injury, or property damage.
(2) Nothing in this Section shall require the additional expenditure of school or school board funds.
Added by Acts 1992, No. 481, § 1. Amended by Acts 1997, No. 414, § 1; Acts 2010, No. 757, § 1.