MA school reverses decision to cancel ‘Nutcracker’ trip because of Christmas tree on stage

MA school reverses decision to cancel ‘Nutcracker’ trip because of Christmas tree on stage

The Butler Elementary School PTA in Belmont reversed the decision to cancel a field trip to see “The Nutcracker” after some parents claimed it had questionable content.

The trip to see the famous ballet has been a tradition at the school for years, but apparently some felt the trip was improper because there is a Christmas tree on the stage.

The issue came to a head at a PTA meeting Tuesday night. A source said some people were told they were being discriminatory if they supported their kids going to “The Nutcracker.”

“I went once as a kid as well. I think it’s anybody’s choice. They should still offer it but you don’t have to go if you don’t like,” said parent Adam Campana.

Some parents of the second graders, who didn’t want to appear on camera, told 7News that they’re also upset because PTA leaders secretly cancelled the field trip without telling anyone, but word spread.

PTA Co-President Barbara Bulfoni said, “In the past years there were parents complaints as ‘The Nutcracker’ has a religious content. I think we clarified with the parents.”

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