A group of students and parents are upset that the Annapolis High School principal rejected an idea to host a spirit day celebrating America.
Principal Sue Chittim turned down a student group's request to have an America Day during spirit week, because dozens of students last year inappropriately wore the American flag as a cape or a dress, she said.
"It was too disruptive to our instructional day," Chittim said in an email.
But some students and parents said America Day is a unifying tradition and an opportunity to express patriotism.
The student government association proposes the themes for spirit days, which lead up to the homecoming football game this Friday, and the principal approves or rejects the ideas. Chittim said many ideas are discussed and rejected.