My son's school is VERY conservative. They regulate, jewelry, hair length, they wear uniforms, etc. I have noticed some looks, but not much yet. A lot of the parents are much younger than me, so I have seen some styles on them that have made ME look twice LOL! The advantage I have is that my son is going into the 7th grade next year, so he has been at the school a long time and the staff and most of the other parents know me already. They know I don't play and they know what kind of parent I am. It will be interesting with my youngest starting at the same school next year to see how the "newbie" parents accept me. Where I HAVE seen issues is in the next town over. Very conservative "tourist" town. I was in the book store with my kids and I swear one of the women in there practically stared me out the door!!! I don't even have a full set of mature dreads yet! Can't wait for all the hostility coming my way in the future!!!