School Says Cheerleader Outfits too Skimpy for Class

A number of schools in Florida are banning their own cheerleader uniforms from class, because the outfits are too skimpy and don't live up to the schools' dress codes, according to The Daily Caller.
At Gibbs (High School), cheerleaders have to wear t-shirts under their tops while they are at school. They can’t wear their skirts at all in class.

“It’s appropriate for them when doing that activity, but a school has another purpose, and that’s academics,” Gibbs principal Stephanie Adkinson told the Times.

At St. Petersburg, the cheerleaders have a few different skirts. This year, they are only allowed to wear a longer skirt during class. They must also wear a jacket.

Some parents are unhappy with the new rules.
It's the last line that drives me crazy. The parents are unhappy with the rules? What? How about the parents should be unhappy that their daughters are being issued uniforms that would make Miley Cyrus blush?

The school is right to ban the uniforms from class but they're crazy for making them the uniforms in the first place. Shouldn't the school be issuing uniforms that are appropriate enough to wear in class?

*subhead*Unhappy parents.*subhead*


  1. I'd be upset, too! Maybe the should alter the uniforms to conform to the dress code.

  2. It's very telling of our culture that these 'uniforms' aren't consistent with the normal dress code.(You also don't wear your swim suit during class, even if you are on the swim team/diving team. Same for all other 'sports'...It's a wonder these parents don't complain about that too.)

  3. I don't know. My track uniform violated dress code, but was appropriate for my sport.
    On the other hand, cheerleaders really are the appendix of high school sports. No one knows what they do, and we can certainly live without them.

  4. School uniforms would solve the problem. Boys in slacks of navy, charcoal, or black, with white or pastel colored shirts, and dark leather shined shoes. Girls in pleated skirts--hey, how about plaid?--, blouses, and shined leather or patent shoes. Ban t-shirts, jeans, cargo pants, hoodies, and all the other nonsense which would never have passed muster 50-60 years ago.

    It's a classroom, not a playground. Time for these kids to grow up. (Parents, too.)

  5. The Baptist highschool I graduated from had us wear culottes to our knees and regular shortsleeved sweaters for cheerleading, and you know what? We did plenty of stunts and jumps just fine!


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