An elementary school principal in Elkhorn, Nebraska is this year’s Grinch that stole Christmas.
In a memo, Jennifer Sinclair informed her staff and faculty that she comes from a “place where Christmas and the like are not allowed in schools” so she would now make this the “expectation for all educators” at Manchester Elementary.
Her edict then went on to ban:
- Santas or Christmas items (clipart) on worksheets
- Christmas trees in classrooms
- Elf on the Shelf
- Christmas carols
- Christmas music
- Scholastic books that are Christmas related
- Making a Christmas ornament as a gift
- Candy canes
- Red/green items
- Christmas videos/movies and/or characters from Christmas movies
Yetis and cartoon snowmen escaped her naughty list.
Sinclair acknowledged she was causing a lot of blowback to be directed towards her staff, who are being forced to follow her grinchy mandate, but that she was seeking to be inclusive and culturally sensitive to all students.
Today, I’ll break down the demographics of Nebraska and ask the question: Does Sinclair know what the word “inclusive” means?
This should give the elementary school principal some free time to terrorize the residents of Whoville.