Dress code for Janesville school employees proposed
JANESVILLE -- A proposed dress code was released to Janesville School District employees this week.
The code bans employees wearing suggestive and offensive clothing and offensive tattoos. It endorses business and business-casual dress but contains exceptions for those who work in maintenance, technical education and certain other jobs.
The school board could discuss the proposal at its meeting Tuesday. No action is scheduled.
At least some teachers have objections to provisions in the three-page document.
Teachers union President Dave Parr would not discuss specific objections Friday, saying he didn’t want to comment before he finishes collecting comments from teachers.
School district workers are now asked to wear “appropriate attire,” but there are no specific rules. Principals and other supervisors have discretion to decide what is appropriate.
Parr and Steve Sperry, director of human resources, both said they want professionalism from employees, and so they embrace that aspect of the proposed code.
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