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School District Bans Halloween Celebrations, Opts For 'Fall Festival' Instead

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PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (CBS) – Halloween is a little more than one week away, but students at Schuylkill Elementary School aren't planning their classroom costumes.

That's because there won't be a Halloween celebration here, or at the other two elementary schools in the Phoenixville School District.

District officials sent a letter home to parents on Monday, reminding them of the decision they said was sent out in the "Welcome Back" letter in August.

Superintendent Alan Fegley said there were a number of factors considered when making the decision, including that the elementary schools were all doing different celebrations and the school wanted to keep them consistent, that costume safety was becoming a real concern, and that students who couldn't afford costumes were feeling left out. click here to read more

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