Parents and school officials have often toyed with the idea of putting restrictions on Halloween costumes in schools; but ban them completely? One Great Neck school did just that after 10 parents called Halloween a "religious holiday," and demanded that costumes be prohibited.
One school board member reacted sharply to the ban, saying that it was one step closer to "trying to raise uniform, harmonized children with no diversity whatsoever." Other parents at a late September board meeting were equally irate and forced the board to reconsider their decision at the next meeting.
Northport-East Northport School District and Elwood School District currently have no policy explicitly addressing Halloween costumes. The Elwood School District Dress Code Policy prohibits things like transparent or revealing clothing, offensive writing, hats, shoelessness, and anything explicitly promotes drug use, alcohol use, or violence.
What is your opinion? Do you think Halloween costumes should be banned at schools? Should there be restrictions on what can be worn and what props can be carried? Tell us in the comment section below.