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February 3, 2012 in Christmas, Saugus Santa Claus, School

Saugus School Committee to keep Santa Claus in classrooms

SAUGUS (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Saugus officials made a decision on  Thursday that will keep a time-honored tradition in local elementary  schools.

The heated debate began in December, when School Superintendant Richard  Langlois told firefighters they were not allowed to dress as Santa Claus and  deliver coloring books to children in the elementary schools.

Two months later, the debate finally made its way to the School Committee for  a decision. One resident wore a Santa suit to Thursday’s meeting as he pleaded  with School Committee members to allow the tradition to continue in 2012.

Committee members decided to allow Santa to continue his visits to pre-K and  kindergarten classes, but with some added guidelines, that will allow those who  do not feel comfortable to opt out of the event.

Firefighters have been handing out gifts to the children of Saugus since  1960.

Superintendent Langlois tried to ban the celebration because of the  separation of Church and State.

Read more: http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/saugus-school-committee-to-keep-santa-claus-in-classrooms-20120202#ixzz1lKgDgJOV

Santa Claus To Be Banned From all School in Saugus – School Committee Voting January 12, 2012 Action Needed

January 11, 2012 in Saugus Santa Claus

Contact School Committee Today Or Say Goodby To Santa!

Committee Members
Name
Address
Telephone
Joseph S. Malone
21 Myrtle Street
781-233-1358
Corinne R. Riley
7 Oceanview Ave.
Frederick J. Doucette, Jr.
15 Social Street
Wendy L. Reed
403 Lincoln Ave.
781-233-7641
Arthur Grabowski
66 Denver Street
781-718-6208

North Shore Tea Party Criticizes Ban

Saugus MAThe North Shore Tea Party, one of the North Shore’s largest Tea Party organizations, criticized the Saugus School Superintendant’s initial ban of Santa Claus and his Saugus Fire Department elves.

Since Richard Langlois, superintendent of Saugus Public Schools, initial attempt to cancel Santa Claus in the Saugus schools, Carlos Hernandez, North Shore Tea Party Leader and Mass Tea Party organizer has been bombarded with outcries of disbelief from fellow Saugus residents.

“Superintendent Langlois’s recent policy decision pits the school department against the 49 year tradition of local firefighters to dress as Santa Claus, visit the schools and to pass out non-religious coloring book giveaways does not conflict with school policy.” “We ascribe to Jon Keller’s of CBS Boston’s Keller@ Large perspective of Santa when he stated that, ‘Santa represents the spirit of giving, of charity and goodwill to mankind.’

 

Therefore, as a result of overwhelming requests by residents outraged by the Superintendant’s proposed policy, and to insure continuation of this long standing Santa tradition, The North Shore Tea Party will be holding a Rally in support of Santa and our Firefighters on

Support Saugus Santa & Firefighters Rally

Stop The Santa Claus Ban

January 12, 2012 5pm to 6:30 pm

23 Main Street

Saugus, MA 01906-2392

Your Support is Needed or Santa Claus Maybe Banned Forever from all schools At this School Committee Meeting At 6pm

If Santa is banned on this meeting what about the Santa parade & Decoration?

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