Do schools need detailed employee dress code?
When it comes to what employees of the Janesville School District should wear to work, a handbook says only “wear appropriate attire.”
Does this go far enough? In this era when business attire at many companies has grown quite casual and most any clothing goes at some local churches, wouldn’t one person’s definition of “appropriate” vary widely from another’s?
The Janesville School Board this week debated adding details on attire as it sorts out upgrades to the employee handbook. If it does add details, should it include flexibility to account for work circumstances such as teaching physical education or kindergarten classes, spells of hot weather or special events?
Some readers may ask: What’s the big deal? Why should we care what teachers and other employees wear? Besides, don’t most school workers dress appropriately now?
We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Friday.