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Neighboring School District Bans Halloween

Citing, among other reasons, concerns about the "religious connotations of Halloween," the district has dropped the holiday.

Neighboring School District Bans Halloween

Rather than Halloween, this year Phoenixville Area School District’s elementary school students will celebrate a “fall festival,” The Mercury is reporting.

According to the paper, at Thursday’s school board meeting, superintendent Dr. Alan Fegley explained that the district decided to ditch the holiday for a host of reasons, among them a sensitivity to the diversity of its student body and the “controversy surrounding the religious connotations of Halloween.”

Read the full article on Phoenixville Patch.

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