Why can’t we dress as clowns at Gowana?

Written by on October 24, 2017

A.  The district’s dress code prohibits clothing (or costumes) that are distracting to the district’s primary mission which is the education of our students. For that reason, most of our schools are moving away from costumes in school on Halloween, instead opting for after-school activities. Many of the Halloween costumes are violent or inappropriate for school for a variety of different reasons. Last year, we had a clown-based threat to the district. That is one of the reasons why clown costumes were specifically mentioned along with weapons and revealing undergarments.