Cheerleaders at Piedmont High School in San Jose have something they aren’t cheering about! The ban on mini-skirts at their school! The cheer-squad was all ready to show off their uniforms and then the Principal saw the skirts and said they were too “risque” and that the girls don’t need to wear their uniforms to school. Find out what the students are now told to wear instead to cover up….
Principal Traci Williams says she has a soloution to the “risque” skirts, and that is SWEATS! She wants to cheerleaders to wear sweats to school as part of their uniform. She also mentioned she didn’t like the skirts because their “cheeks were hanging out and I don’t want them to bend over.”
Here’s a pic of the uniforms. Click here:
So for now…. They can still wear their skirts to the games…. just not to class. The dress code for the school has been around for years… but this is the first time that something is being said about the cheerleaders wearing their skirts to school. The backlash came this year since they have new uniform skirts and they are shorter than last year. No one is speaking up to find out who ok’d the shorter hemline. The new uniform cost the cheerleaders $300! The cheerleaders are making sure the faculty knows that they aren’t happy at all!
Students are upset and say it’s not fair that they are being made an example of in the school’s “dress-code sweep.” One student said, “We’re just sad and hurt. It’s our school colors and spirit. And they’re making us feel like outcasts.”
What do you think about the ban that effects the cheerleaders. Do you think they should be able to wear their uniforms to school too? Is the school over-reacting? Should they cover up for school?