BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.....Pinellas schools say cheerleading uniforms are dress code violations

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In a perfect world, every father would think his daughter is beautiful. David Fraser agrees. "Yeah, but she's actually beautiful," he says of his own daughter, 15-year-old Jeana. "I mean, she looks like a cheerleader."

Jeana is a cheerleader. A sophomore, she wears her uniform to Countryside High School on game days along with the rest of the squad. Or she did until Friday, when the school decided its own uniform was against the dress code.

Several Pinellas County schools are restricting or banning their own cheerleading uniforms during classroom hours amid a broader crackdown on the student dress code. In past years, administrators turned a blind eye during football season to the cheerleaders' sleeveless uniforms with short skirts.

But this year, as Pinellas high schools adopt stricter dress codes or simply step up enforcement, the uniforms aren't flying during the school day. Not all parents are pleased.

"If it's an approved school uniform — which it was approved, by the administration, years ago — why is it out of dress code?" asked Christine Johnson, whose daughter is a junior on Countryside's varsity squad. "And why can they wear it in front of thousands of people at a football field if they can't wear it on game day at school?"

Fraser said his daughter was upset to learn that her uniform was "suddenly too vulgar."

"She takes it very seriously," he said. "She likes the uniform. She's proud to be a cheerleader."

Countryside principal Gary Schlereth said he is working with the cheerleading team to find a compromise. Before the school year started, his administration asked the girls to order special jackets to cover their arms. The issue of the skirts' length "really came to light" on the day of Countryside's first football game on Friday, Schlereth said.

Letting the girls wear their uniforms creates a double standard, he said. The district's dress code requires that shirts have sleeves and skirts fall to at least mid-thigh.

"A parent looks at their son or daughter getting 'dress coded' for wearing something short, then they look at the cheerleading uniform and they say, 'What about that?' " Schlereth said.

While he explained away the uniforms as "spirit wear" in the past, Schlereth felt it wasn't fair anymore.

Countryside wasn't the only high school to start cracking down on cheerleading uniforms. This year at Northeast and Gibbs, cheerleaders are allowed to wear their tops to school only if they wear T-shirts under them. Their skirts aren't allowed. Gibbs cheerleaders wear jeans to class, then change for the football game.

"It's appropriate for them when doing that activity, but a school has another purpose, and that's academics," Gibbs principal Stephanie Adkinson said.

Over at Northeast, principal Kevin Hendrick put it bluntly: "The skirts were just too short."

St. Petersburg High School's cheerleaders have multiple sets of skirts. As of this year, they can only wear the longer skirt during class-time, along with a jacket over the top, assistant principal Darlene Lebo said.

At Boca Ciega, cheerleaders can wear their uniforms to class only if they wear clothes under them. Assistant principal Kathy Van Dora predicted the team would end up wearing their "warm-up pants" or sweatpants, with a jacket over the top or shirt underneath it.

Lakewood High hasn't had a regular season football game yet, but principal Robert Vicari said the cheerleading uniforms would not be allowed in school on game days anymore.

It hadn't occurred to Vicari before a Tampa Bay Times reporter called Monday. The cheerleading coach hadn't asked, he said. He would be sure to let the team know.

As Countryside tries to find a compromise with its cheerleaders, Schlereth is considering ordering track pants for the girls. Meanwhile, the cheerleading coach told some parents they could order Velcro attachments to lengthen the skirts. Fraser said that does little for him or his daughter.

"In my opinion, adding some sort of a tear-away Velcro attachment to their skirts while at school is not a solution, or even a compromise. It's just a weird thing to do."

Contact Lisa Gartner at lgartner@tampabay.com. You can also follow her on Twitter (@lisagartner).

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Oh and CHEERLEADER THREAD!

 

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In a perfect world, every father would think his daughter is beautiful. David Fraser agrees. "Yeah, but she's actually beautiful," he says of his own daughter, 15-year-old Jeana. "I mean, she looks like a cheerleader."
That read like something out of The Onion.
 

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Hey, look. Another school drawing attention to a nonexistent "problem" that nobody ever complained about. Apparently it's okay to flash your cameltoes under bright lights where nobody gives a second thought to a bunch of horny fathers with camera phones, but sitting at a desk with other kids who don't give a shit what you're wearing - that's a problem. Ugh.

So when does the pushback start? If these kids can't wear their uniforms in class on game day, maybe they should cheerlead for their team wearing long sleeve shirts and jeans. If a realtor wants to show you to the "owner's bedroom," laugh in their face and find a different realtor. Didn't we win the "let's not keep score because all of our precious snowflakes are winners" bullshit in youth sports leagues? Stop fucking letting this happen!
 

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mmmmmmm......cheerleaders. Even if she's usually just a 5, wearing the outfit bumps her up to a 6, maybe 6.5. It's like a free upgrade.
 

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mmmmmmm......cheerleaders. Even if she's usually just a 5, wearing the outfit bumps her up to a 6, maybe 6.5. It's like a free upgrade.
Go team!
 

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Just a thought:

When I was in high school, none of the cheerleaders would wear their uniforms in class. You'd often see the girls' sports teams uniforms, but I never once saw a cheerleader uniform. I don't know if that was a school policy (we had no real dress code to speak of), or the girls just didn't feel it was necessary. I guess this is some sort of team spirit thing, but our football team was never a big deal, so maybe that's why it didn't become an issue.

OK, that's done. Now off to the JJO thread.
 

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Hey, look. Another school drawing attention to a nonexistent "problem" that nobody ever complained about. Apparently it's okay to flash your cameltoes under bright lights where nobody gives a second thought to a bunch of horny fathers with camera phones, but sitting at a desk with other kids who don't give a shit what you're wearing - that's a problem. Ugh.

So when does the pushback start? If these kids can't wear their uniforms in class on game day, maybe they should cheerlead for their team wearing long sleeve shirts and jeans. If a realtor wants to show you to the "owner's bedroom," laugh in their face and find a different realtor. Didn't we win the "let's not keep score because all of our precious snowflakes are winners" bullshit in youth sports leagues? Stop fucking letting this happen!
I'm glad I got in before that every one wins bullshit. The born in the early nineties were hit with that horseshit.
 

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So maybe Fez's responses to things are not part of a fabricated character considering that area..


Can I still wear mine? I bought it myself :action-sm
I didn't know they made those in leather and fur.

And, no. I don't need to see examples.
 

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Just a thought:

When I was in high school, none of the cheerleaders would wear their uniforms in class. You'd often see the girls' sports teams uniforms, but I never once saw a cheerleader uniform. I don't know if that was a school policy (we had no real dress code to speak of), or the girls just didn't feel it was necessary. I guess this is some sort of team spirit thing, but our football team was never a big deal, so maybe that's why it didn't become an issue.

OK, that's done. Now off to the JJO thread.
Maybe it's a rural area thing, but in our high school the cheerleaders wore their uniform on game days. Football players wore their jersey with jeans, and for basketball we were required to wear pants and a "nice shirt" (jeans and a polo shirt minimum)... but no one really enforced that after the first week or two.
 

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Waaay back in HS, the jocks would wear their team jerseys and the cheerleaders would also wear their 'outfits' on game days.

No big deal, the uniforms were old and woolen.
 

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At my school, not only the cheerleaders, but the drill squad would wear theirs as well on gameday. It was the only reason I cared about the football team.
 

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The drill squad was for the fatties who didn't make cheerleaders. Boo hoo...
 

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The drill squad was for the fatties who didn't make cheerleaders. Boo hoo...
We had a pretty big school, so there were quite a few hotties on the drill team. It was like the JV squad.
 

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The drill squad was for the fatties who didn't make cheerleaders. Boo hoo...
In my school the winter cheerleaders were the ones who weren't good or hot enough to make the fall squad. It was the saddest collection of fatties and butter-faces you ever saw. Not a looker in the bunch.
 

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In my school the winter cheerleaders were the ones who weren't good or hot enough to make the fall squad. It was the saddest collection of fatties and butter-faces you ever saw. Not a looker in the bunch.
I think that happened to some extent at my school, but only because some of the more athletic cheerleaders played basketball.
 

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In my school the winter cheerleaders were the ones who weren't good or hot enough to make the fall squad. It was the saddest collection of fatties and butter-faces you ever saw. Not a looker in the bunch.

Did they bang the Negroids, too?