A New Hanover, NC school district is considering making some changes to its dress code, including banning students from wearing tight pants like leggings or skinny jeans unless the they also wear tops long enough to completely cover their behinds. According to WECT, Jeannette Nichols, the New Hanover County School Board Vice Chair, attributed the idea to "bigger girls" getting bullied for wearing tight pants.
On Monday, the school district's official Twitter account tweeted a request for feedback about possible dress code changes, and included the hashtag #policy8520.
And feedback they got. Some people felt that the school had more important things to focus on.
One student wondered if she'd have to go the Scarlett O'Hara route:
Another was incredulous that she could be breaking dress code while simply wearing jeans and sneakers, and showing basically no skin.
Macey Austin, a junior at Laney High School, told WECT, "I don’t think I saw one positive tweet toward the new policy. We were joking around about it in class. We were covering up our 'posteriors' with our shirts and were like ‘sorry is this distracting you?'"
A spokesperson for the school told WECT that feedback is still being collected to be presented to the school board. If the tweets are any indication, the feedback is a resounding "no."