Halloween Canceled: District 69 Bans Costumes, Celebration

SKOKIE – District 69 won’t be providing any ‘treats’ to their students for Halloween moving forward. The school district has decided to ban the holiday.

“There will be no costumes, no candy bags, no parties,” said District 69 Superintendent Quintin Shepherd.

Shepherd said his staff has discussed the idea of banning Halloween for about three years. He added that he spoke to families who were against the holiday during that process. However, Shepherd noted he did not seek input from the community as a whole, adding that it would not have achieved anything in the end.

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