Looks like the “skinny jean” era is coming to an end and some of the kids are not very happy about it. According to CNN, The New Hanover County School Board in North Carolina, has been thinking about changing their policy for some time. They even had a poll on Twitter.
— New Hanover Co Sch (@NewHanoverCoSch) May 16, 2016
The new policy which also known as Policy 8520 states; “No leggings, “skinny jeans” or other excessively tight fitting pants unless covered by a top or dress to the appropriate length. (The length of the top or dress shall cover the posterior area in its entirety.)”
It did not take long for the kids to give their opinion:
@NewHanoverCoSch how about you turn your attention to what we come to school for, education. Rather than bring your attention to our bodies.
— Baby (@katy_leas) May 16, 2016
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@NewHanoverCoSch Has anyone on the board gone to the actual store for teens and noticed you can’t buy anything but skinny jeans….
— Suzie F. (@OSPSuzie) May 18, 2016
The reason the ban is being put in is because they want to stop bullying of bigger girls who wear tighter clothing According to WECT.
“We’re basically trying to stay ahead of what might be disruptive to the learning environment,” Deputy Superintendent Rick Holliday said.
What do you think about the ban?