California Middle School Decides Girls’ Leggings Must Be Covered

Friday, April 12, 2013

How tight is too tight for school? Administrators and teachers at a middle school in Petaluma, Calif., are asking themselves this question as they implement a new dress code policy around girls’ form-fitting pants.

Kenilworth Junior High has been making national news for prohibiting girls from wearing tight-fitting pants because they’re “distracting to teenage boys,” according to KTVU-TV.

Last Thursday, April 4, all the girls at Kenilworth Junior High were told to skip the last period of the day and instead report to a multi-use room where an administrator expressed concern over the tight-fitting pants female students were wearing to school, according to KTVU-TV. They were reportedly told that they would be sent home if they wore form-fitting pants.

Many students were frustrated and left thinking they could no longer wear the popular skinny jeans, yoga pants or leggings to school. “It takes away like half of my clothes because I have a lot of yoga pants and leggings, so everyone’s kind of like mad about it,” Makenna Mattei told KTVU.

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