Mascot topic of meeting Tuesday in Oriskany


ORISKANY — The Oriskany school district’s use of the “Redskins” name including as a logo and mascot will be among topics at an Oriskany Board of Education special meeting on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

An online Zoom Meeting link for the session will be at according to the school district.

The district’s logo and mascot name will be one of many topics discussed at the special meeting, Superintendent Timothy J. Gaffney said Thursday. He added the meeting was organized to address other items also.

Gaffney on Wednesday had said a special board meeting would be scheduled including to discuss the logo and mascot name. He also said then that no decision has yet been made regarding the school district’s usage of the “Redskins” name, and that a more in-depth discussion was needed. He additionally had said the district was aware of other recent developments involving such usages of the name.

The NFL’s Washington Redskins have announced they will be changing their team name due to protests of it.


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