8431 – Body Piercing, Jewelry, And Tattoos

The Grand Island Public Schools endorses the concept that the learning environment needs to be free of distractions and disruptions. If the presence of jewelry or body piercings creates a distraction to the educational process, the student will be required to remove the jewelry or piercings while at school.

Any tattoo, or other body markings, or adornments that have the effect of causing a material and substantial interference with school operations or an infringement of the rights of others, or is vulgar, lewd, obscene or plainly offensive, or which promotes or condones illegal drug use or other illegal activity, will be covered at all times at school or at school sponsored events.

If a student violates the policy on a repeated basis, he or she shall be subject to such consequences as are determined to be appropriate by the school administrator(s) in light of the particular situation. Consequences may include, but are not limited to, detention, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and expulsion.


Policy Adopted 7-12-99

Policy Revised   7-9-09

Policy Revised: 7.12.2012