Cheerleader uniforms banned from school

Aug. 25, 2008 at 9:49 PM
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MONROE, Ohio, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Cheerleaders at a Monroe, Ohio, high school have been banned from wearing their uniforms to school because the short skirts violate the district dress code.

Administrators at Monroe High School said cheerleaders, who have traditionally worn their uniforms to Friday pep rallies before football games, are now being required to wear clothing over or beneath the skirts while school is in session because of a new district-wide rule that requires skirts worn at school to be no shorter than three inches above the knee, WLWT-TV, Cincinnati, reported Monday.

"The skirts that the cheerleaders wear are very short, and they're very tight and they're slit so they can do the gymnastics that are required of a cheerleader," Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said.

"You want to have students wear appropriate clothing during the educational period of the day, and then after school, wear the appropriate clothing for the event," she said.

However, some parents have objected to the new rule.

"My daughter is a senior, this is her last year. We paid for uniforms and they should be able to wear them on game day," Becky Daniel said.

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