SPRINGFIELD - (AP) - Little ghosts and goblins will get toroam the halls of a northern New Jersey school district onHalloween.

Springfield School Superintendent Michael Davino has rescindedhis decision that barred students at the district's two elementaryschools from wearing their costumes to school on Oct. 31.

Davino said in a statement that he learned after issuing thedirective last week that the schools had planned Halloween parties.The superintendent says there's little point in preventing childrenfrom wearing costumes because the parties will take up educationaltime.

The superintendent believes the parties detract from learning.

Unhappy parents told the school board the policy had prevented"kids from being kids."