Schools Replacing Halloween w/ ‘Black & Orange Day’
What started off as a morning show conversation about a school in Massachusetts doing away with Halloween, turned vocal and local this morning. Turns out Boyden Elementary School (outside of Boston) isn't the only school doing away with it, it's happening quite a bit here in the Capital Region as well. Does this seem a little extreme to you?
According to Fox News Insider, the principal of Boyden Elementary School sent a letter to parents informing them that the annual Halloween costume parade was canceled amid concerns over inclusivity and safety. "The costume parade is out of our ordinary routine and can be difficult for many students. Also, the parade is not inclusive of all the students, and it is our goal each and every day to ensure all student’s individual differences are respected," the letter read in part. The letter also stated that October 31 will be a "spirit day," on which students can wear the colors black or orange, but not costumes.
As far as listeners in the Capital Region, many called into the show this morning expressing that Halloween has been done away with in their schools as well. Including an elementary school in Hudson Falls. In similar situations, Halloween as we know it, with costumes and candy, had been replaced by 'harvest celebrations' and 'fall day'.