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Bexley Elementary Principal Wants to Cut Halloween Party
BEXLEY (Ken Hines) -- More than 100 parents have asked a central Ohio elementary principal to reconsider his proposal to do away with his school's traditional Halloween celebrations.
Maryland Elementary Principal John Hood wants to replace the school's annual Halloween party and parade with a harvest festival in late November.
Hood came to his decision largely because of concerns related to costumes, notably the cost to families and the possibility that some students will show up to class dressed inappropriately. Hood also cited the potential distraction of students as a reason to make the change.
Hood's proposal is not popular with several parents, nearly 150 of whom have signed an online petition asking the principal to reconsider.
"My oldest is in the 6th grade, and she wants to do the march around the school," parent Jessica Wilson said. "It would be good for her, so she has her 6th grade memories with all of her 6th grade friends."
Hood says he will make a final decision about the festivities by Friday.