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Cheerleaders can’t wear uniforms in class

Cheerleaders can’t wear uniforms in class


FIGHT AT NORTHWEST- RANKIN HIGH SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL DECIDED THIS WEEK—CHEERLEADING AND DANCE-TEAM- UNIFORMS ARE NO- LONGER APPROPRIATE TO WEAR TO CLASS ON GAME-DAY. 16 WAPT’S EMILY ALEXANDER TALKED TO PARENTS, WHO AREN’T HAPPY ABOUT THE DECISION. PARENTS CALLED 16 WAPT – FURIOUS… WHY? WHY ALL OF THE SUDDEN THE CHANGE IN POLICY? THIS WEEK NORTHWEST RANKIN TOLD CHEERLEADERS THEIR UNIFORMS VIOLATE THE SCHOOL DRESS CODE. WE HAVE TO SIGN PAPERS WHEN OUR GIRLS MAKE CHEERLEADER FOR THE RULES FOR THE YEAR. THIS WAS NOT IN THE POLICIES, SO WE DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW ALL THE SUDDEN YOU CAN IMPLEMENT THAT WITHOUT TALKING WITH A PARENT WHO HAS SPENT $4,000 FOR HER DAUGHTER TO CHEER AND HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR THAT SKIRT. THE NEW PRINCIPAL BANNED CHEERLEADERS AND DANCE TEAM MEMBERS FROM WEARING THEIR GAME DAY OUTFITS IN SCHOOL.. FROM NOW ON THEY HAVE TO WEAR PANTS OR KNEE-LENGTH SHORTS UNDERNEATH THE UNIFORMS… IT’S JUST ABSOLUTELY DESTROYING THEIR SELF ESTEEM, THEIR SELF WORTH. THURSDAY ALMOST 20 PARENTS SHOWED UP AT THE PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE… BUT HE TOLD THEM, HIS DECISION STANDS. ACCORDING TO THE RANKIN COUNTY DRESS CODE, SKIRTS MUST BE KNEE LENGTH. BUT THE CHEERLEADING AND DANCE TEAM UNIFORMS WE FOUND ARE NOT. PARENTS SAY IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT UNIFORMS, BUT THAT DRESSING UP ON GAME DAY IS A LONG STANDING TRADITION AT NORTHWEST RANKIN. OUR MOTHERS GOT TO WEAR THEIR CHEERLEADER UNIFORMS ON GAME DAYS. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. THIS IS TRADITION. BUT SOME PARENTS AGREE WITH THE PRINCIPAL.. WE FOUND POSTS ON FACEBOOK THAT CALL THE UNIFORMS: “PRACTICALLY NON EXISTENT THESE DAYS. SHORT IS NOT EVEN THE TERM ANYMORE.” THAT IS A CHEER UNIFORM. IT’S NOT ABOUT MODESTY WHEN SHE HAS ON THAT UNIFORM. THAT IS HER UNIFORM. THE PRINCIPAL’S NEW POLICY WILL GO IN PLACE THIS FRIDAY. IN RANKIN COUNTY, EMILY ALEXANDER, 16 WAPT NEWS. WE REACHED-OUT TO BOTH NORTHWEST- RANKIN AND THE RANKIN COUNTY SCHOOL-DISTRICT, BUT THEY DID NOT RETURN OUR CALLS. THIS STORY IS THE SUBJECT OF OUR INSTAPOLL-16. DO YOU THINK CHEERLEADING- UNIFORMS SHOULD BE EXEMPT FROM SCHOOL-DRESS- CODES? VOTE TONIGHT BY CALLING OR TEXTING 601-980-44-16. ENTER ONE FOR YES, OR TWO FOR NO. YOU CAN ALSO CAST YOUR VOTE ON WAPT- DOT-COM, FACEBOOK OR TWITTER.

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