School Spirit Only Goes So Far In Pa

09.06.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has voted to limited the amount of body paint students can wear while cheering on their teams at indoor sporting events.  The PIAA’s rule is mostly about security concerns and pertains only to indoor sports....not outdoor sports like football.  A spokesman says it’s not meant to detract from students’ ability to have fun and show their school pride.  Students will not be permitted to fully cover their face in paint or wear a mask at athletic events unless they are a designated mascot.  Small team logo’s or a players number painted on a student’s cheek is acceptable.  High School principles have been asked by the PIAA to explain the body paint rule to students during the first week of classes. So far, administrators and principals say they haven’t gotten any complaints.