October 12, 2015 9:00 pm -


Milford, Connecticut schools won’t celebrate Halloween this year.

…administrators made the decision due to the high number of students who are not allowed by their parents to participate in school activities centered around the holiday.

Parent Victoria Johannsen told the Post that she received a letter from the principal of her third-grader’s school explaining that the school’s traditional Halloween parade has been canceled.

The letter explained that the decision “arose out of numerous incidents of children being excluded from activities due to religion, cultural beliefs, etc.”


Teachers and students were asked not to dress in costume on Halloween and classroom decorations should be limited to generalized themes of autumn. Furthermore, no candy or other food will be allowed…

School officials maintain that they are trying to respect the multitude of different cultures included among families in the school district.

“Milford Public Schools do have many children from diverse beliefs, cultures and religions,” said spokesman Jim Richetelli. “The goal is for all children to feel comfortable and definitely not alienated when they come to school.”


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