Wakefield High School has a strict dress code.
It’s the first high school in the state that has its own team of cheerleaders, and it has strict rules for the students.
But when students go to the cheerleading area, they must dress modestly.
In fact, if they’re wearing anything other than a dress shirt, shorts, and shoes, they’re not allowed in.
“If you are wearing anything that you have a concern about, you are not allowed into the cheerleader area,” Wakefield Principal Chris O’Donnell told WBNS-TV.
“We don’t want to encourage people to be more provocative, but it’s also not a good idea.”
In a letter to parents, the school district said it had implemented the new dress code for the cheerleaders because of a new policy adopted by the Wakefield School District.
“There is an increasing need for our students to be involved in social and recreational activities and that includes playing sports,” the district said in the letter.
“As a result of this policy, we are making the following changes: All student activities are now conducted in a separate area of the cheer room.
All students are expected to wear appropriate attire when participating in school activities and at all school events.
For students who do not have a school ID, they are allowed to participate in activities that are in line with the cheer team’s dress code, such as soccer, football, and baseball.
However, all students must be respectful of others and not to disrupt the other students’ activities.
As a result, all cheerleaders must wear a sports-specific dress.
“It is difficult to balance the need to ensure our students’ safety and well-being and to make sure that students are learning the best possible learning experience for them. “
For the past three years, we have seen a significant increase in the number of student complaints of bullying,” the letter continued.
“It is difficult to balance the need to ensure our students’ safety and well-being and to make sure that students are learning the best possible learning experience for them.
As part of the changes to our dress code that will take effect on March 31, all school activities will be conducted in the school’s athletic center, a separate facility in which the cheer teams have their own individual area.
For the next several years, students at Wakefields cheer team will be permitted to participate fully in cheerleading activities outside of school hours, which includes the sports center.”
The school district told WBN-TV that the new rules were instituted in response to complaints that students were bullying others.
“When a student is disruptive, a student will be removed from the cheer squad,” the school said.
“All student activities, both sports and non-sports, are conducted in separate areas of the school building.”