Evanston Middle School Clarifies Leggings Dress Code

School says leggings will be allowed, with restrictions

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    Officials at an Evanston middle school have decided on new rules for leggings and other skin-hugging pants.

    District officials called a leggings ban at Haven Middle School "rumors," and held a meeting this week to clarify specific rules for the dress code as it pertains to leggings, yoga pants, and skinny jeans.

    According to a post on the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 web site, "if leggings are worn, a shirt, shorts, or skirt worn over them must be fingertip length."

    Officials say their policy reads that "dress and grooming, must not disrupt the educational process, interfere with maintaining a positive teaching/learning climate, or compromise standards for health, safety, and decency."

    School officials say the guidelines have been communicated to the teachers, students and parents and will be discussed at the full board meeting next week.

    The issue picked up steam when some girls at the school complained they weren't allowed to wear the clothing items, according to the Chicago Tribune.