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Some Schools Opt Out Of Costumes On Halloween

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Some Four State schools decide whether to let students come to class in costumes. The Joplin school district says each campus gets to decide whether students may come dressed up to school. And it says that out of 11 Elementary Schools, only two decided to opt out this year. 

"Hey Eagles, I hope everyone had a great time at our party today," said Royal Heights Principal Jill White to her students.
 
The day at Royal Heights Elementary was filled with spooky movies and candy, and it appeared to be business as usual for a Halloween falling on a school day at any school across America--except for one thing. No costumes.

"Students are really active throughout the day and they go from station to station and sometimes costumes can get in the way of those activities," White said.
 
White says that has been the policy for at least the past five years, and that for the most part parents seem to understand.

"Usually I get a phone call or two, but parents are generally not upset, because they know that there are lots of Halloween activities for children to wear their costume to," White said.
 
White says costumes can get in the way for safety reasons, but that it doesn't mean these kids won't get the chance to dress in wacky clothing or PJs --even have their faces painted.
 
"I wasn't disappointed, I didn't figure any of the schools honestly would let them dress up," said parent Samantha Oxford.
 
And though Royal Heights doesn't have a Halloween parade like some schools, some parents say the school's half day means there are plenty of hours left to dress up at home.

"It's just a small portion of the day so I really thought it was a good trade off for them to be safe rather than worry about lots of people coming into the school with their faces covered things like that," said Rachal Jessip.
 
As for the teachers at Royal Heights, they says costumes or not, these kids had a blast. 

"Well with it being a half day I know that they were excited about that. But it's also Halloween, so I think they had a fantastic day," said teacher Sara Jackson.
  
At least many kids seem to be just fine with the policy. Costumes or not there were some tricks and plenty of treats to go around.
     

 

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