One school rule that has changed little over the years is the requirement that students remove their hats and hoods when indoors, except for religious head coverings. All but three of the 24 schools surveyed ban headgear from classrooms. Some allow students to wear hats in the hallway, while others insist that students keep them in their locker.
Schools in areas where gangs are prevalent have adopted additional rules in response to specific trends in the use of headwear to advertise gang affiliation. James Logan High School in Union City, Calif. has banned hair nets, bandanas, doo-rags, and shower caps because they have been associated with local gangs.