To be inclusive at Bruce Vento Elementary School, Valentines’ Day has been cancelled. There will be no cards exchanged, no candy hearts, chocolate hearts or cinnamon hearts. Scott Masini the principal of Bruce Vento has also cancelled Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
“I have come to the difficult decision to discontinue the celebration of the dominant holidays until we can come to a better understanding of how the dominant view will suppress someone else’s view,” wrote Masini in a Facebook note addressed to the families of his students last week.
“My personal feeling is we need to find a way to honour and engage in holidays that are inclusive of our student population.”
Many parents are not happy with Masini’s decision, and called it very sad and totally ridiculous.
How would you react if you got a letter from your child’s school cancelling Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and Valentines Day?
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