Schoharie CSD needs your mascot ideas!
The Schoharie CSD Board of Education last week approved moving forward with a plan for a school community vote on a new mascot. The New York State Department of Education has ordered school districts that have Native American-themed logos or mascots to change them, or face loss of state aid.
We want our future school mascot to be something our entire school community has a role in selecting and to be a new source of pride for everyone.
Ideas for a new mascot may be submitted to the following email address: SCSMascot@schoharieschools.org.
There will be a 30-day period to submit mascot ideas. When that period closes, a committee of stakeholders will meet and review all of the submissions. They will select four or five options, and over a two-week period in March, the school community will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred option.
The school district will then work with a graphic designer to create a new logo inspired by the new mascot.
We thank you in advance for your participation in this process. We know that change is not always easy, but with change comes opportunity and a chance for our school community to help guide the way forward.