Cultural Regalia

  • Written with consultation from the Native Advisory Committee, ܽƵapp Advisory Board, ASD Secondary leadership and high school principals, Native Leadership clubs, Multicultural Education Concerns Advisory Committee, and Alaska Native cultural experts.

     

    AR 5127(b) GRADUATION REGALIA

    Written with consultation from the Native Advisory Committee, ܽƵapp Advisory Board, ASD Secondary leadership and high school principals, Native Leadership clubs, Multicultural Education Concerns Advisory Committee, and Alaska Native cultural experts.

     

    Graduating students are expected to wear the attire customarily worn for the graduation ceremony at their school, with the specific exceptions outlined below.

     

    A student may adorn or replace the cap, gown, or stole customarily worn at their school with traditional objects of tribal regalia and/or objects of cultural significance.



    For the purpose of this protocol, the following items have the following meanings:

    1. “Adornment” means something attached to, or worn with, the cap, gown, and stole customarily worn at school graduation ceremonies.

    2. “Tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance” means formal attire used in recognized practices and traditions of a certain group of people.

     

    Adornments shall not include any alphabetical letters other than the student’s name(s) or numerals other than the graduating class (e.g. Class of 2022).  Other written statements, phrases, or slogans are not permitted.

     

    Nothing in this administrative regulation shall be construed to limit the school district’s discretion and authority to prohibit an item that is likely to cause substantial disruption of, or material interference with, the graduation ceremony.



     

    Why?

    • Honor the heritage of our students
    • Respect the diversity represented in our District
    • Trust in families to honor your heritage
    • Celebration of cultural achievements that have shaped our high schools’ identity

    What?

    • Do feel free to adorn your cap and gown with formal cultural attire.
    • Do feel free to replace your cap with a formal cultural headpiece.
    • Don’t wear disruptive or appropriated cultural attire

    When?

    • ASD High School Graduation Ceremonies

    How?

    For a successful and inclusive commencement, respectful observance of Board Policies and Administration Regulations pertaining to Cultural Regalia is a shared responsibility of schools, families, leaders, and cultural ambassadors.

     

    Nothing in this administrative regulation shall be construed to limit the school district’s discretion and authority to prohibit an item that is likely to cause substantial disruption of, or material interference with, the graduation ceremony.

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