"Saggy" pants policy moves forward

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009 5:24 PM
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A committee of the Richmond County school board agreed today to allow the board attorney to begin drafting a policy that would address those who wear "saggy pants" to extracurricular school events.

The direction was given to school board attorney Pete Fletcher at the urging of school board member Venus Cain after Mr. Fletcher informed board members that it would be legal to restrict entry to school events such as football games to those who have pants sagging so low their underwear is exposed.

"We can enforce our dress code whenever there's a school function, so that’s an easy answer," Mr. Fletcher said, but quickly added, "The question is who’s going to enforce it?"

Some board members said the school system's public safety department as well as school administrators should be allowed to enforce it, restricting entry to anyone whose pants sag so low their underwear is exposed.

Already, there is a system wide policy restricting saggy pants that show a student's underwear during classes. It's up to individual principals as to whether students must also tuck in their shirts. The proposed policy for school events outside school classes doesn't address shirt tucking.

The proposal was made in today's committee meeting by board vice president Alex Howard, who said he had noticed in some football games problems with students wearing sagging pants.

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 10/13/09 - 04:28 pm
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does this include maintenance
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does this include maintenance workers too?

twiggyramirez
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twiggyramirez 10/13/09 - 04:44 pm
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Gonna cause a problem at

Gonna cause a problem at Plumbers University.

workingmom
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workingmom 10/13/09 - 05:20 pm
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It is ridiculous that anyone

It is ridiculous that anyone would WANT to show their underwear. I realize teens drift in and out of fashions but young men OR women who enjoy flaunting their undies reveal a lot about their lack of self-respect when doing so.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 10/13/09 - 05:29 pm
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Apparently we know who

Apparently we know who condones this behavior. There is a difference between a plumber and some idiot walking around with their pant around their thighs with one hand holding the front. Why not change you're screen name to allow some reference to "being ghetto."

andywarhol
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andywarhol 10/13/09 - 05:29 pm
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Apparently we know who

Apparently we know who condones this behavior. There is a difference between a plumber and some idiot walking around with their pant around their thighs with one hand holding the front. Why not change you're screen name to allow some reference to "being ghetto."

SusieQ
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SusieQ 10/13/09 - 05:40 pm
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I think all stores should

I think all stores should have a policy that the employees can't wear baggy pants also. I was in the Thomson Wal-Mart produce and one of the guys putting up produce butt was showing with the seam of his pants down at his knee. I have also seen filty underwear showing.

corgimom
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corgimom 10/13/09 - 05:53 pm
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Susie, next time you see that

Susie, next time you see that at Wal-Mart, ask to speak to the manager. That'll stop it quicker than anything.

Waymore
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Waymore 10/13/09 - 05:56 pm
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Why would you be against the

Why would you be against the advertisement of one's sexual preference? If they are too darn ignorant to know where this really came from, ya'll should just join me in snickering at the idiots when you see them.

mable8
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mable8 10/13/09 - 06:03 pm
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While they have the dress

While they have the dress codes in place, it is rather stupid to ask "who is going to enforce it?" If the school has such a dress code, the administrators and teachers should enforce it. We had dress codes when I went to school and student's who were out of line were sent home after notifying the parents. But, then, again, the parents who dress like these students aren't going to care much; perhaps on the second offense, the student should be suspended until the parent's have a conference with the principal, school counselor, primary teacher, and the student.

hardtobelieve
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hardtobelieve 10/13/09 - 06:22 pm
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mable8 unfortunately at some

mable8 unfortunately at some schools, the administration doesn't enforce the dress code and will allow certain students to get away with these infractions (short skirts, saggin' pants, etc). I have been disgusted by seeing young men and even a few young women saggin' their pants. I still want to know who is going to hire them, other than Walmart, dressed like this. They can hardly walk and most can barely hold a decent conversation. These children lack respect for themselves and others. Parents, if your child is dressing like this, please get a grip on them, they are living under your roof.

Emerydan
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Emerydan 10/13/09 - 06:30 pm
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It would be one thing if they

It would be one thing if they were "just" showing their underwear.. but at a Recent ARC football game one young man was showing what had to be about 40 pounds of crack...and I'm not talking about the kind you smoke.

twiggyramirez
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twiggyramirez 10/13/09 - 07:24 pm
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I don't condone it, MORON. It

I don't condone it, MORON. It was a joke, much like YOU. Lighten up.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 10/13/09 - 07:37 pm
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Walking, holding your pants,

Walking, holding your pants, and negotiating a cell phone is multitasking. You guys just don't get it.

APiratesLife4Me
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APiratesLife4Me 10/13/09 - 08:20 pm
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Andy, Dad-gum-it...I am

Andy, Dad-gum-it...I am agreeing with you again !!

mystery30815
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mystery30815 10/13/09 - 08:42 pm
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If they are not able to

If they are not able to enforce this rule in the schools, which they clearly are not able to do (just go to any high school during classes and stand in the hallway), how are they going to do it at a football game?

disssman
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disssman 10/13/09 - 10:51 pm
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I say again the same thing

I say again the same thing Fletcher said " who is going to enforce it?" The school board recently showed that any RCBOE police officer trying to put a loud mouth kid in his place is on his own. Only an idiot would try to talk sense to some of the hoodlums in school. I can see the officers drifting away from trouble for anything, other than an outright felony, that may present itself as a confrontation with a student. The kids aren't as stupid as the board and some parents think. They know exactly what they can say and what the results will be. So go ahead and make all the rules you want but remember it is better not to have a rule, than it is to have one and not enforce it.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 10/14/09 - 06:21 pm
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They might pay more attention

They might pay more attention to that lady that is fussing about the draggin' pants if she didn't have flaming dragon hair color. If she wore her hair like that to school as a teen I bet they kicked her out to go home and fix it. But I agree with her about the underwear and draggin' pants.

gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 10/14/09 - 07:08 pm
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Baggy pants, indecent

Baggy pants, indecent exposure, a dress codes, and what's coming next? Rural Germans are complaining about nude hikers on roads and trails. Folks getting back to fresh air, sunshine and nature. Maybe the saggy pants policy should anticipate nude students coming to school.

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