Some schools in Illinois have cancelled Halloween celebrations

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Some schools in Evanston, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb, are doing away with in-school Halloween celebrations in an effort to be more “inclusive.”

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 posted a message to parents online, saying because of their desire to be equitable and inclusive to all families, Halloween celebrations in many of their schools are canceled this year.

“While we recognize that Halloween is a fun tradition for many, it is not a holiday that is celebrated by everyone for various reasons and we want to honor that,” the message reads. “We are also aware of the range of inequities that are embedded in Halloween celebrations that take place as part of the school day and the unintended negative impact that it can have on students, families, and staff. As a result, we support our schools that are moving away from Halloween celebrations that include costumes and similar traditions.”

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