Students, administrators, parents torn over leggings

Students, administrators, parents torn over leggings

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Back to school shopping is underway for many Utah parents and kids. One high school is being specific about a fashion trend for girls: leggings. It's generating a lot of opinions.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - Back to school shopping is underway for many Utah parents and kids. One high school is being specific about a fashion trend for girls: leggings. It's generating a lot of opinions.

Bare leggings are a fashion faux pas in the eyes of Highland High School administrators.

They posted a picture on their website and Facebook page as an example of what's acceptable.
The school says form fitting leggings are not in compliance with the school dress code which indicates "clothing should be of modest design."

Provocative clothing is not allowed.

Highland High School Assistant Principal Scott Richard Nelson says several shopping ads show leggings without proper length skirts or shorts, they're inappropriate.

“If it's just the pants alone, they can be so tight as to leave very little to the imagination,” said Nelson.
That's why the school wants parents and students to be pro-active in choosing humble outfits. Nelson believes the request shouldn't be much of an issue at all.

“All we're asking is that students come to school ready to learn dressed in a manner that won't be a distraction to their education,” said Nelson.

Some parents agree saying leggings simply show too much. But there are two sides to this fashion debate.

The assistant principal did say that Highland students usually comply with the rules and they're reasonable with their clothing choices.

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