School Nicknames and Images
All school-sanctioned and school-funded mascots, symbols, images, and nicknames shall respect and be sensitive to diverse cultural values and the importance of inclusion.
Therefore, the use of mascots, symbols, images, or nicknames that are directly related to or commonly associated with any particular race or ethnicity is prohibited.
Acknowledging the long-standing tradition that has developed around the use of the names “Chieftain” and “Warrior,” the terms “Chieftain” and “Warrior” are expressly exempted from this prohibition.
The prohibition shall apply, however, to mascots, symbols, and images used in connection with the names “Chieftain” and “Warrior.” It shall also apply to ALL other names or nicknames, including but not limited to school-sanctioned clubs, organizations, or activities.
The use of such mascots, symbols, images, or nicknames by independent, non-school-sanctioned clubs and organizations is strongly discouraged.
The Superintendent of Schools will develop and ensure the teaching of a curriculum that enhances understanding of Native American cultures.
Adopted: March 25, 2015