EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- They're called leggings -- popular tight-fitting pants that seem to be the favorite new target of the school dress code.
Some schools have banned leggings outright. Others, including a middle school in Evanston, have set limits.
Some parents and students are complaining -- and saying more developed girls are being targeted. So in the Evanston case, the school board is reviewing the policy at Haven Middle School and other schools in the district.
Legal experts say these matters are generally settled outside the courts, unless safety is an issue. But usually, they say consistency and common sense work best when writing a policy.
They point to the case of a Colorado girl, suspended after she shaved her head to support a young friend with cancer -- a decision quickly reversed.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.