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EAST LANSING, Michigan – Elementary school principals in a Michigan school district are canceling Halloween and Valentine’s Day celebrations due to concerns about equity and inclusion raised by parents.

Elementary school principals at East Lansing Public Schools on Wednesday sent a joint letter to families announcing that there would be no more Halloween or Valentine’s Day celebrations in the classroom due to potential distractions and a growing number of uncomfortable families.

“It’s not uncommon to see students cry on Halloween” because they don’t have the same kind of costumes as other kids or they haven’t brought the same amazing valentines as other kids ” “Deputy Superintendent Glenn Mitcham said.” We strive hard in East Lansing Public Schools to be a fair and inclusive district for all families. “