In the meeting, however, Morgan was told that she had broken the rules. According to her superiors, the youngster’s skinny jeans were an infringement of the dress code as they were too close-fitting. And as a consequence of this ruling, school officials gave Morgan an on-campus suspension.
Morgan’s mom only learned of her daughter’s suspension when the school sent her an email explaining the situation. However, it would come to light that the institution’s rules on “form-fitting” clothing were clearly outlined in its handbook.
The handbook stated, for instance, “The following are never acceptable for students to wear at school: shorts (see guidelines for pants), wrap-around skirts [and] form-fitting clothes (a good rule of thumb would be what the ninth grade center/high school uses – if it has any spandex and/or no pockets, it shouldn’t be worn).”