43ºF

Santa banned from school district in Oregon

Parents Say Policy Goes Too Far

A school district in Oregon has asked staff to not use Santa Claus in their holiday decorations at school.

Some parents are against the new policy.

Officials for the Hillsboro School District said the goal is to respect all religious beliefs and to ensure all cultures are comfortable at school.

Here's a Facebook post from the district explaining the policy:

Hillsboro School District Not Banning Santa On Tuesday, November 29, one of our local media outlets ran a story about...

Posted by Hillsboro School District on Wednesday, November 30, 2016

CBS News has a report on the social media reaction (outrage) over the district policy.