cheerleaders exempted from short skirt ban
Yeah, cheerleaders have it sooo good right?? Hehe! According to reports, Sequoia High School cheerleaders were told by school officials that their $800 short skirts didn’t conform with the school dress code (“shorts or skirts shorter than mid-thigh” banned) and that members of the nationally ranked competitive cheer team would not be able to wear their purple-and-black uniforms on campus. However, the cheerleaders and their parents protested the restriction and the school relented.
Bettylu Smith, a spokeswoman for the Sequoia Union High School District, said the agreemen will allow the cheerleaders to continue wearing their uniforms on campus during days featuring a sporting event such as a football game and spirit-related activities for the rest of this academic year. “Certainly, the administration of the school seeks to support its cheerleaders,” Smith said. So, essentially, the Sequoia Union cheerleaders are exempted from the school’s short skirt ban.