Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

Full Bio →

Written by

UPDATED: Jun 30, 2011

Advertiser Disclosure

It’s all about you. We want to help you make the right legal decisions.

We strive to help you make confident insurance and legal decisions. Finding trusted and reliable insurance quotes and legal advice should be easy. This doesn’t influence our content. Our opinions are our own.

Editorial Guidelines: We are a free online resource for anyone interested in learning more about legal topics and insurance. Our goal is to be an objective, third-party resource for everything legal and insurance related. We update our site regularly, and all content is reviewed by experts.

In general, the courts have found that grooming requirements are a reasonable way for school authorities to teach hygiene, instill discipline, and compel uniformity. While students are under the control of school authorities, the students may be required to follow certain grooming and dress code rules. Seek the advice of an attorney if you believe the requirements in your community are overly restrictive for attending public school.

Some courts have upheld school policies that require students to wear designated uniforms and not to wear low-necked dresses or immodest styles of dress. Generally, the regulations must promote orderly conduct of the educational process and must not be arbitrarily applied.