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Talk Back: Too Provacative For High School?

Minnesota HS principal's position on leggings sparks debate over school dress codes.

Minnetonka High Schook Principal Dave Adney has grabbed headlines lately with a controversial email he sent to parents in his district asking that female students in his school do a better job covering up their bottoms when they wear leggings.

Apparently Adney has been seeing a trend among high school girls wearing shorter blouses that don't adequately cover up the backside and he went on the radio to defend his position, saying the decrease in the imagination is "distracting to a wide variety of boys and girls in school."

"Cover your butts up -- I'm just going to say it straight up," Adney told the local Star Tribune. "We're seeing too much."

Both supporters and critics of Adney have flocked to the social media world and to national outlets reporting on the story to voice their opinion. We'd like to know what the Sachem community thinks.

Are girls dressing too provacatively for school these days? Is a principal overstepping his bounds by sending an email to parents? Let us know in the comments box below.

Chrissy Einemann November 20, 2012 at 03:47 PM
yes they are. i cant believe the way some of the girls dress. do the parents not see how their daughters go dressed to school. but cheeks hanging out & low cut tops with belly's showing. its awful, people wonder why kids are getting pregnant at such a young age.
kim rybak November 20, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Boys need to start wearing their pants ABOVE their butts. I should not know what color your boxers are. Girls clothes are too skimpy and tight. It's ridiculous.
don thornton November 20, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Jamie November 21, 2012 at 03:01 AM
AMEN to all 3 of you!!!! It is scary how students dress now a days. School is not the beach or the club! Cover it up!
Cate November 23, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Absolutely!! The children, and that is what they are, children, are dressing inappropriately for school and I think its time for our district to enforce the dress code so that the kids dress in an appropriate manner. I have friends who live out of state that have schools with strict dress codes prohibiting many styles of dress and I think it is wonderful. Our children are exposed to so much garbage online and on tv. We, as parents, teachers, administrators need to make them aware that rules need to be followed and one of those rules should be a proper dress code within our schools.


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