Dress Code

  • Beginning Fall 2019, Benjamin E. Mays IB World School is no longer a uniform school.

    In compliance with St. Paul Public School policies, students have the following rights and responsibilities regarding dress:

    Rights/Opportunities

    • Students have the right to choose their manner of dress and personal grooming unless it presents a clear danger to the student’s health or safety, causes an interference with school work, or creates classroom or school disorder.

    Responsibilities

    • Students are responsible for wearing clothes that are appropriate for school. To maintain a safe learning environment, student dress cannot be a health and/or safety hazard, obscene, sexually explicit or discriminatory. Clothing that displays words or images that communicate a message that is racist, sexist, or otherwise derogatory is not permitted. Clothing that displays references to alcohol, chemicals, tobacco or other products that are illegal for use by minors is not permitted.
    • Students are responsible for abiding by the school principal’s mandated minimum standards of cleanliness and neatness. For more details, see Board Policy 501.03 at spps.org/boardpolicies.