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Mascot controversy continues in Cambridge School District

WNYT Staff
Created: December 10, 2021 09:04 AM

The battle continues to keep the Indian name and logo in the Cambridge School District. 

The issue was debated during a school board meeting again on Thursday. 

On Monday, the state education commissioner said the district had to get rid of the Indians name and imagery. If they don't, state funds could be withheld. 

Earlier this school year, the board voted to retire the mascot. However, with a new school board in place, the resolution was rescinded. 

Those against the mascot say it is offensive, while others disagree. 

The board president says there are two options, accept the commissioner's decision or file an appeal. 

NewsChannel 13 also spoke to the president of the board, Jessica Ziehm. She says it is important for the board not to rush through this process. 

"We have committed to each other that we would take the next month to way out our options to look and receive additional information, whether it's the cost of attorney fees or cost to replace the mascot," she explained.  

The next board meeting is on January 13.

NewsChannel 13 will continue to follow this story and provide updates as soon as they become available. 


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