School Spirt Is OK For Games... Just Not For School?!?!
It's OK For Game Day... Just NOT For The School Day
School spirit is taking a back seat to fashion propriety in Florida, where a school district is banning its own cheerleaders from wearing their uniforms during the school day.
As first reported by the Tampa Bay Times, the Pinellas School District is refusing to allow cheerleaders at a number of its schools from wearing their uniforms during the school day. According to upset parents, it was decided that the uniforms were against the district's dress code because the sleeveless tops and short skirts that are universally identified with school cheerleaders are deemed "too vulgar."
According to Clearwater (Fl.) Countryside High Principal Gary Schlereth, allowing the cheerleaders to wear their uniforms maintains a double standard for other students who might then feel it was acceptable to wear shorter skirts than they are allowed. "A parent looks at their son or daughter getting 'dress coded' for wearing something short," Schlereth told the Times. "Then they look at the cheerleading uniform and they say, 'What about that?'"
Does he have a point? Is it a double standard to allow cheerleaders to wear their outfits during the school day or should there be a dress code exception on "spirit" days when cheerleaders are allowed to wear their APPROVED cheerleading outfits OR is there another option? What do you think?