The board is reviewing revisions that emphasize the dress code must be fairly enforced. Some Atlanta Public Schools students have complained the current rules target girls and want the new policy to drop the word "distracting."
"This is a label applied to girls' clothing. I do not believe that clothing is a distraction. It is just the reaction that matters," said Falyn Handley, a 10-year-old student at Springdale Park Elementary School, who spoke along with fellow leggings wearer and classmate Ruby Segerman. "I should not be punished for other people's behavior. I am not a distraction."