GMUSD adopts complaint process for mascot concerns

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Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 10:04 PM EDT
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CHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) -- The Green Mountain Unified School District held another public meeting Thursday
about their controversial mascot -- the ‘Chieftains’ -- which violates Vermont Agency of Education policy.

While the name was previously ditched by the school board, that decision was later reversed to get more public opinion. Because of its return, the NAACP and Gedakina filed complaints with the district under the state’s nondiscriminatory mascot policy.

Thursday, the board approved a policy for handling complaints. Complainants will now have to request to be heard by the school board. If they disagree with board decisions, the appeal will then go through the Agency of Education.

No date has been set for complaints from the NCAAP and Gedakina to be heard.

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