GLOVER, Vt. – Students were looking forward to Glover Community School’s Halloween festivities, from the costumes and pumpkin carving contest to “spider bellies, spider legs, and bones” on the lunch menu.
But school officials recently sent notice to parents that “spider bellies, spider legs, and bones” are gone from the Oct. 31 menu, replaced with boring chicken tenders, French fries, and celery sticks.
The pumpkin carving contest is gone, as well, and students are now banned from wearing costumes to school because Angelique Brown, the school’s new principal, doesn’t like holidays, The Chronicle reports.
“We need to keep religious celebrations and holidays out of schools,” she said.
The news site reports parents are questioning the ban, but Brown insists on killing in-school celebrations because she contends other schools are doing the same.