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Pinellas County Schools aims to crack down on spandex, leggings and leotards

Board looking to amend the student code of conduct
Posted at 10:32 AM, Jun 23, 2017

Pinellas County Schools is cracking down on students wearing form-fitting clothing to class.

The district already banned form-fitting leotards and spandex in their student code of conduct unless it's covered up.

However, now, the district aims to amend the Student Code of Conduct to say that "spandex-type" clothing needs to be covered up to "mid-thigh" or lower.

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This would include leggings.

Hillsborough County Schools doesn't mention spandex or leggings in their student handbook.

Hernando County Schools prohibits all leggings and spandex pants.

Both Pasco County and Manatee County schools bans leggings and spandex pants unless they are covered up by a garment that ranges from finger-tip length to about four inches above the knee.

The Pinellas County School Board is expected to discuss these dress code changes, in addition to other changes to the student code of conduct, at their next board meeting on June 27.