In a move to show respect to all religions, local schools district in Oregon has decided to ban religious-themed decorations in the classrooms during the holidays.
The decision, which was uncovered on Tuesday, bans decorations with images such as Santa Claus, according to KATU.
The school district released a notice to faculty 😛 TAGEND
“You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse the vision and faiths of our community and refrain from utilizing religious-themed adornments or images like Santa Claus.”
“It genuinely used to go as a notification to staff , not even mothers, only to make sure they are being sensitive and thoughtful as they enter the vacation season, ” said Beth Graser, communications director for Hillsboro School District.
As expected, some parents are not happy with the new rule and believe it’s unnecessary.