Parade Cancelled For Elementary School

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Frightening test scores have prompted a Hutchinson elementary school to cancel its annual Halloween parade so pupils can use the time learning.

KWCH reports administrators at McCandless Elementary canceled the event because it is being monitored by the State Department of Education and student test scores were low.

Some parents are upset that children who are getting good grades are being punished because of the performance of others.

Principal Glen Owen says classroom celebrations will go on as scheduled, but the time allotted for the Halloween parade will be used instead for school work.

A spokesman for the Hutchinson School District says student learning is a bigger priority for the schools than having parades.