"Saggy" pants issue expected to come up at today's board meeting

The so-called “saggy pants” issue should once again come up at today’s Richmond County school board committee meetings, slated to begin at 4 p.m.

 

A policy restricting those with saggy pants from entering after school events such as football games is expected to be presented.

The proposed policy - which would be enforced by school officials, administrators, teachers and other school employees on duty at such events - states that all pants, including jeans, must be fitted at the waist and not be baggy or oversized or exposing underwear.

“Provocative clothing and baggy pants that do not fit properly are prohibited,” states the policy that board members will address.

Public notices would be posted at events, and anyone not complying would not be allowed into an event.

Already, a system-wide policy prohibits saggy pants that show a student's underwear during classes. It's up to principals to decide whether students must also tuck in their shirts. The proposed policy for school events outside classes doesn't address shirts.

The proposal to restrict saggy pants at extracurricular school events was first made in an Oct. 13 board committee meeting by board Vice President Alex Howard, who said he had noticed students wearing pants low enough to show their underwear at some football games.

 

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