Minnetonka High School Principal Asks For Modesty; Doesn't Ban Yoga Pants
Principal Dave Adney sent an email to parents this morning explaining that "Some of our girls have chosen to wear t-shirts with the leggings, thus exposing more leg and backside area" and asked parents to encourage modesty.
Facebook and Twitter were alive with pushback Monday afternoon after a supposed "yoga pants ban."
Tweets such as these were sent out by Minnetonka High School students: "They banned yoga pants at Minnetonka high school. Hahaha that's so ridculous," and "Can hear the cries of Minnetonka girls everywhere after adney banned yoga pants at the high school."
However, the school district explained there was no "ban" on tight-fitting pants, instead a call for modesty.
This email was sent to parents by Minnetonka High School Prinicipal Dave Adney on Monday at 9 a.m.:
Hello Parents of Minnetonka High School students,
This is Dave Adney with an update on high school fashion trends and a request.
As the weather gets colder we have noticed a fashion trend with our young women. Many of them choose to wear leggings usually made of spandex or another form of tight fitting material. In past years this has not been a major problem since fashion norms called for a long sweatshirt, jersey or sweater to be worn in conjunction with the leggings. This fall another pattern has emerged and we are requesting parent support.
Some of our girls have chosen to wear t-shirts with the leggings, thus exposing more leg and backside area. This can be highly distracting for other students and I am asking your assistance. If your daughters choose to wear leggings or other tight fitting clothing please support our goal of keeping things covered up. We encourage students to dress modestly and this trend is definitely a move away from our general expectations.
What do you think of this request? Is it necessary? Leave a comment below.