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New Law Ensures Students May Wear Tribal Regalia During Graduation
By Robert D. Haws

April 22, 2021 - This week Governor Ducey signed HB2705 into law ensuring that Arizona public high school students, who are Indian tribe members, may wear traditional tribal regalia and culturally significant objects at the school's graduation ceremony. Earlier this year, a federal court judge (in a case handled by our office) upheld a district's graduation dress code that prohibited any adornment of the cap and gown. View the decision here.

What 2021 graduation ceremonies will look like was already quite uncertain. This new law adds to that as its implications are unlikely to be limited to tribal members or their regalia. Districts should review their graduation dress codes in light of this new development.

For more information or questions, please contact any of our education law attorneys listed below.

Robert D. Haws
rhaws@gustlaw.com
602.257.7976

Jennifer N. MacLennan
maclennan@gustlaw.com
602.257.7475

Carrie L. O'Brien
cobrien@gustlaw.com
602.257.7414

Susan P. Segal
spsegal@gustlaw.com
602.257.7425

Brittany J. Reed
reed@gustlaw.com
602.257.7963

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