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The New York Department of Education has reportedly ordered a small upper community school district to remove an Indian mascot from use or face the loss of state funding.


The Cambridge Central School District is north of Albany in Washington County. The Indian name and mascot has been a controversial issue in the community. July 2020 petition The name and logo were asked to be removed.

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According to a letter posted by times unionEducation Commissioner Betty Rosa has sent a letter to the district threatening to cut state aid to the district.

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The letter said the district is required to replace any items that contain mascots and imagery by July 1, 2021 “as they reach the end of their effective use”, but continue to use them “on official correspondence and social media postings”. was kept. “

District removed Indian mascot image as profile image District Facebook page But it was posted to Page’s photo gallery as of Thursday afternoon.

The school district says it feels lonely because there are dozens of other school districts in the state with a similar mascot, Superintendent Doug Silvernell told the paper.

What was the site of Cambridge Central School? Norman Rockwell painting “Girl with Black Eye” or “Triumph in Necklace” which appeared on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on May 23, 1953.