BREAKING NEWS: Union Schools 'to reevaluate' nickname, mascot
by Ben Johnson (@BenJohnsonTUL) 7/6/2020 12:32:54 PM
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Union Public Schools is beginning the 2020-2021 school year with some significant news. The ninth-largest school district in Oklahoma, per overall enrollment, is slated to have discussions about removing the Redskins nickname it has had for decades.
The school made the announcement Monday -- six days into the new academic year -- that it will begin discussions into a possible new nickname on July 13 at the next district's school board meeting.
The district has addressed the nickname before, deciding to keep the current nickname back in the 2002-2003 school year.
The news comes on the heels of the Washington franchise in the NFL opting to consider a name change, after advertisers started to pull their funding until a new nickname was agreed upon.
In Oklahoma, three other school districts use the same nickname: Kingston, McLoud and Rush Springs.