Saturday , May 25 2024

Mascot Banning Bill Moves Forward

A bill that calls to ban the use of the term "redskins" as a school mascot is moving forward.
On Wednesday it passed a state Senate Education Committee.

Here in the valley, Tulare Union High School, Gustine High and Chowchilla High all have the Redskin as a mascot.

The principal of Tulare Union High is a Native American. She spoke out against the bill, saying it should be left up to local control.

"We are asking you to please vote "no" and allow this issue to stay at the local level of government where it belongs. The decision to retain the use of our Redskin mascot should remain to the local decision. Our elected representatives know what is in the best interest of our schools and those affected by such a decision," said Michelle Nunley, Principal of Tulare Union High School.

The measure now heads to a State Appropriations Committee.

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