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High School Bans Own Cheerleader Uniforms During School Days

| by Michael Allen
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Countryside High School in Clearwater, Florida has banned its own cheerleading uniforms from being worn in class on school spirit days.

However, the young girls can still wear the outfits in front of fans during the football games.

Some of the the cheerleaders claim that wearing the short skirts and sleeveless top uniforms on Fridays before the games is part of school spirit.

"If it's an approved school uniform, which it was approved, by the administration, years ago, why is it out of dress code? And why can they wear it in front of thousands of people at a football field if they can't wear it on game day at school?" cheerleader parent Christine Johnson told the Tampa Bay Times.

Countryside principal Gary Schlereth said he realized during the football game last Friday that the cheerleaders' shirts were too short for daytime hours at the school.

The school normally requires girls to wear shirts with sleeves and skirts that fall to mid-thigh.

Source: Tampa Bay Times