Saluting with misty eyes
I know this is going to be the unpopular answer to this thread, however I have to come down on the side of the fence with the principal. I am, for the record, also almost completely British Isles( British, Scotch, Welsh, and the "Good" Irish (I leave that for interpretation). As an aside, I have an ancestor that was the Baron of Renfrew (whatever that is). However, in my opinion, each school leadership has the right to decide on a school dress code.
Locally, we had a school system decide on a dress code that forces the kids to dress almost as if they were in a private schools, with either blue, khaki, black or grey slacks, and white or blue shirts for the boys (or girls) and the same coilored skirts for the gals. It was not a popular decision, and it cost the parents a decent amount of cash to dress their kids for school, however the decision was upheld.
The way I see it, this is no more than a different version of this same decision. I understand where people would be on the other side of this discussion, however I see it differently.
"...and as we drift along, I never fail to be astounded by the things we'll do for promises..."
Ronnie James Dio