Bad news for parents and kids living in Skokie, Illinois: Halloween is cancelled! Well, at least in certain schools.
One of the community's school districts recently announced that from this year on, they are banning the holiday! Now that's just plain mean. I thought the Grinch is only supposed to steal Christmas!
According to the superintendent Quintin Shepherd, "there will be no costumes, no candy bags, no parties." Why? The schooladministration sent out a letter to parents earlier this week, explaining that the decision was made for economic and social reasons. "Many students cannot afford costumes and there is an economic disparity. We also have students that are unable to participate for religious or cultural reasons," the note read. Shepherd also said that attendance
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