A legislative bill that takes aim at school mascot names in Vermont could impact traditional team names locally

A legislative bill that takes aim at school mascot names in Vermont could impact traditional team names locally. The Lyndon Institute Vikings and the Lake Region Rangers may be formidable foes on the track, field, trail or court, but time will tell if they’re a match for S.139. The bill originated in the Senate and crossed over to the House of Representatives in March. S.139 received preliminary approval in the House on Thursday by a 96-47 margin and passed on a voice vote Friday. As proposed, the bill seeks to “prohibit a public school from having or adopting a name, symbol, or image that depicts or refers to a racial or ethnic group, individual, custom, or tradition and that is used as a mascot, nickname, logo, letterhead, or team name of the school.”

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https://www.wcax.com/2022/01/25/vt-bill-takes-aim-controversial-mascots-imagery-public-schools/