Clearwater Cheerleaders' Uniforms Deemed "Too Skimpy"
CLEARWATER--High school cheerleaders in Clearwater aren't cheering about a new uniform policy.
School officials says cheerleaders' skirts are too short for class and break a mid-thigh dress code.
The cheerleaders have been told they won't be able to wear their uniforms to class anymore despite the fact that the school provides them and they're part of a tradition.
Officials claim the outfits are, "too skimpy."
"There's a dress code in place and if a school determines that an outfit is not appropriate then they can ask a student to change or wear something different," said Pinellas County School District's Melanie Marquez, "This might include athletic uniforms."
The Pinellas County School District says dress codes can be tailored by school principals.
Officials say the uniforms are acceptable at football games, which occur during non school hours.
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