2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:11-7 - Findings, declarations relative to school dress codes
18A:11-7. Findings, declarations relative to school dress codes
1. The Legislature finds and declares that many educators believe that school dress can significantly influence pupil behavior and that schools that have adopted dress codes, including dress codes which require school uniforms and which prohibit clothing indicating membership in certain gangs, experience greater school pride and improved behavior in and out of the classroom. The Legislature further finds that to assist in controlling the environment in public schools, to facilitate and maintain an effective learning environment, and to keep the focus of the classroom on learning, school districts should be specifically authorized to implement uniform clothing requirements for their students.