QUESTION FOR PARENTS: Dress Codes: Where Should Schools Set Limi - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

QUESTION FOR PARENTS: Dress Codes: Where Should Schools Set Limits?

Posted: Updated:
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - They're called leggings - popular tight-fitting pants that seem to be the favorite new target of the school dress code.
    
Some schools have banned leggings outright. Others, including a middle school in Evanston, have set limits.
    
Some parents and students are complaining - and saying more developed girls are being targeted. So in the Evanston case, the school board is reviewing the policy at Haven Middle School and other schools in the district.
    
Legal experts say these matters are generally settled outside the courts, unless safety is an issue. But usually, they say consistency and common sense work best when writing a policy.
    
They point to the case of a Colorado girl, suspended after she shaved her head to support a young friend with cancer - a decision quickly reversed.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Security breach had no impact on local Goodwill stores

    Security breach had no impact on local Goodwill stores

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 1:31 AM EDT2014-09-03 05:31:33 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Goodwill stores in Eastern Washington and North Idaho were not impacted by a data security beach last month, according to a company spokeswoman. In July, Goodwill Industries International announced some store locations may have been affected by a data security issue involving the company's party vendor for payment processing.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Goodwill stores in Eastern Washington and North Idaho were not impacted by a data security beach last month, according to a company spokeswoman. In July, Goodwill Industries International announced some store locations may have been affected by a data security issue involving the company's party vendor for payment processing.More >>
  • New Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Sworn In

    New Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Sworn In

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:18:05 GMT
    The Coeur d'Alene Police Department swore in Lee White as the new chief of police Tuesday. White says his first priority is to go on what he calls a "listening tour." The goal is to hear from both police and the community to bridge the gap between officers and the public. "There needs to be a tangible sense of how we expect our department members to act," Chief White said. White's swearing in comes at a time when the gap between police and the public is wide. The department has been under ...More >>
    The Coeur d'Alene Police Department swore in Lee White as the new chief of police Tuesday. White says his first priority is to go on what he calls a "listening tour." The goal is to hear from both police and the community to bridge the gap between officers and the public. "There needs to be a tangible sense of how we expect our department members to act," Chief White said. White's swearing in comes at a time when the gap between police and the public is wide. The department has been under ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.