Gill-Montague Board Votes 6-3 to Remove Turners Falls Indian Mascot

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The Gill-Montague Regional School Committee has voted to change the Turners Falls High School mascot from the “Indians” in a 6-3 vote on Tuesday night.

About 70 were in the crowd of the auditorium as the five-month debate came to an unanticipated close when the School Committee voted to change after an hour of discussion on the issue.

The School Committee was partially through a process to review the mascot that they discontinued last meeting. Those who advocated for the vote said it was because the process had become overwhelmingly divisive in the towns and schools.

Read the full report by Miranda Davis in the Greenfield Recorder!

Video coverage of the School Committee meeting from Montague Community Television:

More coverage (some duplicate wire services):

http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/34506389/turners-falls-vote-to-change-high-schools-indian-mascot

School committee voted to remove Turners Falls High School ‘Indians’ mascot

http://www.dailyprogress.com/massachusetts-school-board-dumps-native-american-mascot/article_675ca1ec-b904-5666-acf9-da02b690c20e.html

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/turners_falls_high_school_to_s.html

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2017/02/massachusetts_school_board_dumps_native_american_mascot

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2017/02/15/massachusetts-school-board-dumps-native-american-mascot

 

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Video: Final Alumni-centric Turners Falls Mascot Forum

Video from Montague Community Television of the final (for now) community forum to share insights concerning the debate about the athletic mascot/logo at Turners Falls High School in the Gill-Montague (MA) Regional School District.

Video Footage: Second GMRSD Mascot Public Forum 11/15/16

Second public forum hosted by the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee, filmed live by Montague Community Television, 11.15.2016, at the Turners Falls High School, Turners Falls,  MA.

Original link here.

 

Video Footage: First GMRSD Mascot Public Forum 10/25/16

First public forum hosted by the Gill-Montague Regional School Committee, filmed live by Montague Community Television, 10.25.2016, at the Turners Falls High School, Turners Falls,  MA. Original link here.

Video: Gill-Montague Regional School District Meeting 09.27.16

Live video of the School Committee meeting of last Tuesday (9/27/16), with public participation, at which a draft mascot review process was adopted.

On Vimeo, recorded and posted by Montague Community Television.