Newington superintendent responds to Halloween controversy
The superintendent of Newington schools sent a letter to parents after reports that the district was “cancelling” Halloween.
Superintendent William Collins wanted to make it clear Newington Schools will continue to recognize holidays, including Halloween.
In a letter to parents, he said part of the problem was how word spread on social media.
There won’t be a costume parade, but the schools will plan a variety of activities having to do with Halloween.
The superintendent also said that costumes do not have a place in school and cannot be worn during the day.
Colllins wrote that it wasn’t until the district began receiving “threatening and hateful phone calls and emails from national extremist groups” that he formed an opinion on Halloween costumes in school.