School board adopts 'droopy pants' policy, outlaws 'sexting'

Dec 8, 2004
Droopy pants may still be in fashion, but wearing them will be a policy violation for students returning to school in Jackson County on Monday. The local school board has formally adopted a policy on that issue in compliance with recent legislative action. The board also set out the punishments for violating the policy.

“While on the grounds of a public school during the regular school day, students are prohibited from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment,” the policy reads.

It goes on to list a series of punishments that will be set in motion once a student violates the policy.

“Any student who violates the dress policy is subject to discipline action. For a first offense, a student must be given a verbal warning and the school principal must call the student’s parent or guardian,” the policy begins.

Punishment is steeper if a student violates the policy more than once.

“For a second offense, the student is ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity for a period not to exceed five days and the school principal must meet with the student’s parent or guardian,” the policy reads. A third strike can draw a lengthy in-school suspension.

In another new policy statement going into the new school year, the board policy also puts on paper its existing but previously unwritten prohibition against “sexting.”

Each school will be responsible for their individual decisions on how to discipline those who violate the prohibition, but the district’s new overall policy does set out the definition of sexting.

“A minor commits the offense of sexting if he or she knowingly uses a computer, or similar device, to transmit or distribute to another minor any photograph or video of any person which depicts nudity and is harmful to minors, or possesses a photograph or video of any person that was transmitted or distributed by another minor which depicts nudity and is harmful to minors.”

The policy also notes that “there are criminal and noncriminal penalties” for the offense.


the Streif

Aug 25, 2002
In a hot tub having a snow ball fight.
How about if they wear their pants down below their waist they just stick them in the field and force them to pick cotton for the rest of the school year.
Dec 8, 2004
do high schools still have detention or did that go the way of the buffalo?
Yep... the hot blonde teacher who boards her horse here has to stay late every couple of weeks to keep an eye on the detentionees...


uppity taxpayer
Jul 24, 2005
south jersey
oh boy cant wait to hear how this is a racist policy
u know it will be said!!!!


Hell is home.
Mar 19, 2005
Bronx, NY
Its a policy that should have been enacted over 15 years ago. I don't have a problem with the "sexting" one either.