The superintendent made the decision for
three primary reasons, Hansen said. First, Halloween parties and
parades waste valuable classroom time. Second, some families can't
afford costumes and the celebrations thus can create embarrassment for
Both of those reasons seemed sensible to the parents who spoke to
ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle. But the district's third reason
left some Puyallup parents shaking their heads.
"Witches with pointy noses and things like that are not respective
symbols of the Wiccan religion and so we want to be respectful of
that," Hansen said.
Amazing how sensiblilites have changed, for a long time it has been the church complaining about the pagan roots of halloween. Now the witches are complaining! I am not against the cancelling of the school's halloween party, I just can't get over that it came about because of politically correct motives run amok. Read More.