Viewers sound off on school costume ban
SEATTLE - Parents at Lafayette Elementary School in Seattle are upset their kids won't be showing off their costumes in school this year.
"I was very disappointed when I heard that. I actually thought my daughter misunderstood the rule, because she said, 'No, no costumes.' I was a bit shocked, really.”
A unanimous vote by the school staff decided kids should stay focused on their studies instead.
"There are people who feel very strongly that kids should just be able to have fun, and we don't disagree with that, but our primary mission is to educate our kids and make sure that they're ready to graduate from school."
Here in southwest Florida, it got a lot of people talking on our Facebook page
Lisa writes: "It's ridiculous! The bigger distraction will be the children talking about what they are dressing up as to go trick-or-treating."
Anna adding: "There is no such thing as Halloween without costumes! People are so out of their minds now-a-days."
Joseph on the other hand thinks it's a good thing to keep the costumes out of the classroom writing: "You're there to learn! Save the costumes for when you get home!"
Some parents in Seattle just going with the flow. "I don't think it's any big drama. Last year our teacher didn't want the kids wearing costumes and there were a few parents up in arms about it... I just don't think it's that big a deal."
There is no official policy for Seattle Public Schools. It's up to each principal to decide.