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K-12 Dress-Code Policies: Legal Guidelines for Educators


Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Offensive and provocative clothing can negatively impact a school's learning environment. Dress codes can prevent potential problems, protect your students and avoid legal liabilities. How can you be sure your dress code policy is both compliant and effective? Join us for this 60-minute webinar where you and your colleagues will discover:

  • Legal guidelines for dealing with dress code infringements
  • How to have clear and concise school dress code policies
  • Ways to get parents involved with enforcing the dress code policy
  • Keys to enforcing dress codes to avoid costly and lengthy court cases

Program Highlights

  • Implementing a Dress Code Policy: Stay Compliant, Avoid Liability

    • Clearing up the confusion about dress codes and the U.S. Constitution
    • Examples of previous court decisions and how they affect your school
    • Do's and don'ts to avoid costly and lengthy dress code court cases
  • Writing Effective Dress Codes and Avoiding Policy Loopholes

    • How to draft and implement a dress code that is easily enforceable
    • Keys to writing a policy that parents will understand and support
    • Harmful practices and steps to avoid when creating a dress code policy
  • Step by Step Guide to Enforcing Your Dress Code Policy

    • Setting clear standards to ensure consistency among your staff
    • Strategies to gain parental buy-in that will benefit your dress code
    • Tips and tricks to involve parents in enforcing your school dress code
  • LIVE Q&A Session: Have your Dress Code Policy questions answered!

About The Speaker

Jacqueline A. Stefkovich is a professor of school law and ethics in the Department of Educational Leadership at The Pennsylvania State University.

  • She holds a doctoral degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Dr. Stefkovich began her career as a teacher and public school guidance counselor. She is licensed to practice law in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
  • Dr. Stefkovich's primary research interests focus on students' rights and school official's responsibilities under the U.S. Constitution.
  • She has published extensively in peer reviewed journals as well as in law reviews. She has written two books with Lawrence Rossow: The Law and Education: Cases and Materials and an Education Law Association (ELA) monograph Search and Seizure in the Public Schools. With Joan Shapiro, she published Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas. In July 2006, she published a book on law and ethics entitled: The Best Interests of the Student: Applying Ethical Constructs to Legal Cases in Education.

Program Benefits

This practical, 60-minute webinar will equip you with practical and legal guidelines to help you implement and enforce dress codes at your school.