New Policy Prohibits Clothing or Accessories that Depict Racist Stereotypes

ROSEVILLE, MN -- At its regular meeting on June 23, 2020, the school board of Roseville Area Schools approved a new policy on student dress that aligns with the district’s longstanding commitment to equity and racial justice. The new policy (510P - Student Dress) prohibits clothing or accessories with American Indian team names, logos or mascots that depict stereotypes, and also clothing or accessories with words, pictures or caricatures based on stereotypes of a specific gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

The decision to pursue this policy arose organically from families who shared with us around the time of Super Bowl LIV that such apparel contributed to an unsafe and unwelcoming environment for our students. The policy was developed in consultation with our American Indian Parent Advisory Committee.

Roseville Area Schools is proud to be a leader in pursuing justice, elevating student voice, and creating a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. Our work in these areas is ongoing. 

Roseville Area Schools Equity Vision:

Roseville Area Schools is committed to ensuring an equitable and respectful learning environment for every student, family, and staff member regardless of:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Ability
  • Home or first language
  • Religion
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Physical appearance