The sport (?) of cheerleading can be a topic of debate at any given moment, especially at the sub-collegiate levels. Dealing with cheerleader uniforms and dance routines can be a difficult task for high school principals to tackle. Believe me, I graduated from a high school that once had a cheerleading controversy involving the song “Tip Drill” by Nelly that ruffled plenty of feathers. If you don’t know why, go to YouTube and watch the music video — you’ll understand.
Needless to say, Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose will not be using its cheerleading squad as an advertising ploy any time soon like some of its collegiate counterparts have done. Principal Traci Williams said on Tuesday that the school needed to start enforcing its dress-code policy in making cheerleaders wear skirts that are lower than mid-thigh while in class. Apparently some of the varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders were wearing miniskirts that are considered inappropriate classroom attire.