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In Milford, Connecticut, parents are hopping mad over a letter they received from a local elementary school principal. The letter announced that this year, all Halloween costume parades at all Milford elementary schools will be canceled, and student and faculty alike will be banned from wearing costumes to school on Halloween. That's right—Halloween has been outlawed in Milford. It's like Footloose for scares. Booloose.

Here's the letter parents received:

UPDATE: Read the Superintendent's response to the controversy. She says the Principals collectively decided for a...

Posted by Heidi Voight on Monday, October 12, 2015

Dear Families,

Thank you for attending parent/teacher conferences this week. It is so important that we connect and share the educational experience with your children together.

This year the Milford School District has decided the following:

Halloween parades will not take place in any Milford elementary schools. This decision arose out of numerous incidents of children being excluded from activities due to religion, cultural beliefs, etc. School-day activities must be inclusive. Halloween costumes are not permitted for students or staff during the day at school. Our PTA will be sponsoring a Trunk or Treat night where children may wear costumes and will have appropriate activities for all grade levels. Any type of classroom activity will be decided by the teacher and must to be Fall themed, not Halloween. and food is not an option. Please look for more information from the PTA regarding the Trunk or Treat night.

Sincerely,
Mrs. M.

Sources: Fox CT