Remember your childhood Halloweens? You may have dressed up as a fairy or a ninja and pranced around the elementary school for a costume parade and chowed down on candy at your in-class party.
But now, some schools are debating whether these Halloween festivities should continue.
Last year, several elementary schools decided to cancel their traditional Halloween celebrations. Some districts credit their equity and inclusion policies for the cancellation: since some families do not celebrate Halloween or cannot afford costumes, the school cannot hold related events. Other reasons for the cancellations include food allergies that may be triggered by the candy, and the basic distraction from schoolwork caused by the frilly costumes and sugar highs.
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Melissa Bykofsky is the associate articles editor at Parents who covers millennial trends, entertainment, and pop-culture. Follow her on Twitter @mbykofsky.
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