Should girls be banned from wearing yoga pants at school?

Posted at 4:05 PM, Jun 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-11 13:44:24-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - Should yoga pants be banned from schools? That is one of the new rules up for debate as Henrico County seeks feedback on updates to its Code of Student Conduct.

One of the proposed changes would specifically ban students from wearing yoga pants under Henrico Schools' dress code. Yoga pants are tight, form-fitting pants designed to be worn during activities that require bending and stretching. However the pants are often worn casually by women and young girls.

"It's not to say that we've gone into the store, picked out a garment and said 'hey we're going to ban this one now,'" Henrico Schools spokesman Andy Jenks explained. "But in previous codes of conduct, the dress code was written in such a way that it was open for interpretation. In this proposal,  we're making it clear so that this article of clothing can be enforced consistently."

Jenks said the yoga pants ban, along with many rules in the Code of Student Conduct, is designed to create a learning environment free from unnecessary distractions.

"We've gotten some comments specifically pertaining to yoga pants," Jenks said. "That seems to be one of the things that's easy to notice when you look at some of the brand new changes."

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