DSBN explains why a Port Colborne school has told kids no Halloween costumes this year
The DSBN clarifying a decision by the principal at a Port Colborne school asking kids not to come to class in a Halloween costume October 31st but instead to wear orange and black spirit wear.
Board spokesperson Brett Sweeney called our sister station EZ Rock this morning to give more details behind the decision at McKay public school.
Sweeney says "Halloween is still taking place at McKay, students will be celebrating Halloween will be referring to it as Halloween and will still be having their Halloween dance."
He adds the reason for the decision to go with a Spirit Day, was to accomodate students who don't have a costume whether it be for economic reasons or other reasons.
He says some of those students expressed their concerns to their teacher who then told the prinicipal that they felt left out.
Sweeney notes that is why the principal decided to hold an event where everyone felt included and one that was accessible to everyone.