- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City school district is weighing whether it will auction athletic uniforms and other items with its former mascot logo.

The school board voted in December to remove Redskins as Capitol Hill High’s 88-year-old mascot after hearing from students, teachers and a district official who said it’s offensive and harmful, especially to American Indian students.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/16e7lmR ) reports superintendent Rob Neu said at the board’s Monday meeting that he supports selling uniforms with the old logo to help pay for new uniforms and other costs associated with changing the mascot. It’s estimated that it will cost the district $200,000 to remove all references to Redskins.

The auction is proposed for May.

Neu said the selection of a task force to pick a new mascot will be completed mid-February.


Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com



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