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School district banning students from wearing pajamas during eLearning

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Posted at 10:02 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 22:02:54-04

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WFTS) -- A school district in Illinois is banning students from pajamas, even for those taking classes online.

District 186 in Springfield, Illinois had banned pajamas for students learning in a brick-and-mortar setting, but a new update in the district's handbook is applying the same rules for students electing to take classes online.

The district's dress code would prevent students from literally rolling out of bed to sign into class.

While the rule encourages students to get ready for their classes, ABC-affiliate station WICS-TV heard from one of the parents in the school district that the rule may make things tougher for students experiencing homelessness or poverty.

"We should just be happy that these kids are engaged, they're connecting with their teachers and they're learning," John Freml, a parent, told WICS-TV. "It shouldn't really matter what they're wearing or where they're at."

Below is the school district's updated handbook: