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By Drew Lawson
The Times 

For now, it's just Reardan

Board punts on picking new mascot until state funding plan clear

 

Last updated 7/29/2021 at 1:48pm

Drew Lawson | The Times

Reardan school board members Jeff Anderson, Roger Peterson and Simon Butterfield discuss what direction to take on selecting a new mascot at the board's July 28 meeting.

REARDAN – The school board officially dropped the "Indians" mascot from the district following the passage of House Bill 1356, which outlaws the use of Native American mascots or logos amongst public schools in Washington unless the nearest tribe grants permission for an exception. The decision was made at the board's July 28 meeting.

A new mascot, however, wasn't yet chosen due to funding concerns.

Superintendent Eric Sobotta informed present board members Jeff Anderson, Roger Peterson and Simon Butterfield that there was no clear state guidance on how the district would be reimbursed...



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