Are Michigan Schools Canceling Halloween Festivities This Year?
It seems some Michigan schools aren't in the Halloween spirit this year.
Celebrating Halloween at school has been a tradition for decades. According to History, due to the high numbers of young children during the fifties baby boom, parties moved from town civic centers into the classroom. Again, this has been a tradition for roughly 70 years.
For some schools in Michigan and around the country, this is one tradition they want to do away with. Yes, some schools are pulling the plug on all Halloween festivities.
What Michigan School is Canceling Halloween?
According to New 10, students at Holt Public Schools (near Lansing) will not be celebrating Halloween this year. The school district's superintendent says Halloween activities have proved to be a distraction. To be honest, I don't even know what that means.
I can understand doing away with Halloween for high schoolers, but not elementary kids.
Last year, East Lansing Schools canceled Halloween and Valentine's Day festivities.
Some schools say the decision was made over safety concerns while others claim concerns about being “inclusive” and “equitable.”
I'm sure there are other Michigan schools that are doing the same thing this year or will follow suit next year. We're definitely going to see lots more of this.
I know it's not the end of the world or anything and kids will still be able to celebrate with their families but it's disappointing for kids that look forward to dressing up at school with their friends.