PORTLAND - Low-cut shirts and mini-skirts are popular with teens and tweens and they’re easy to find in stores.
While they may be okay on a hot summer day, as soon as the school bell rings, it’s time to pack them away. Most school districts in our area have guidelines about what kids can wear on campus.
“We want our kids in school learning, so things that are a major distraction from that, are not going to be allowed,” said Matt Shelby, a spokesperson with Portland Public Schools.
Shelby said there are dress codes in order to protect the students.
“At the end of the day, we want to make sure our kids are safe and engaged in the classroom.”
The problems aren’t just with girls wearing "booty-shorts," low-cut blouses or see-through shirts. The school district is seeing more violations from the boys.
“In reality ... a lot of the boys with sagging pants and exposed underwear and things like that,” Shelby said. “Those are the things that our teachers and principals are dealing with as well.”
Each individual school, may have their own, tougher rules.