The Milan Area Schools Board of Education set a January deadline for creating a new Big Reds logo for the district’s athletics teams, according to a report in the Milan-News Leader.
A simple black and red Big Reds flag flew over the football field at Milan High School during a varsity football game Oct. 12. The district is in the process of redesigning its logo and mascot, which was previously a Native American chief.
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The school board voted in April
to prohibit the use of Native American imagery for the Big Reds logo and mascot.
All of the logos using the spear and feathers and chief images must be gone by Aug. 30, 2015.
A group of volunteers met Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 to begin the task, the newspaper said. Coming up with a new mascot will be second on the committee’s list of things to tackle, according to the report.
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