Name change to be discussed for Wichita high school mascot

Wichita school officials say discussions are getting started on changing the name of the mascot at North High School.   The district released a message on Twitter on Monday:

WPS and the BOE agree that it’s time to have a community conversation to change the North High mascot. The Board of Education will hold its first public discussion on this topic on July 30, with a plan developed for community engagement to follow.

North High athletic teams have been known under the name Redskins, and the announcement from Wichita follows a decision by the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change the team’s nickname.  There have been calls across the country to stop using nicknames that are considered racially offensive.