Revised School Mascots and Symbols Policy Open for Public Comment

For Immediate Release: May 10, 2022

Contact: Nora Shoptaw (336) 370-8386

Revised School Mascots and Symbols Policy Open for Public Comment

The GCS Board of Education will consider the policy after a 30-day public comment period

Greensboro, N.C. – The Guilford County Schools Board of Education Policy Committee voted to send a revised policy pertaining to school mascots and symbols out for a 30-day public comment period at its regular meeting Tuesday night.

3625/9305 – School Mascots and Symbols<simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=322735&MID=12574> outlines the rules surrounding mascots, symbols or names for any club, group, team or organization in GCS. The revised policy instructs the superintendent to develop guidelines for approval and use of official school mascots and symbols.

The public comment period will end on June 9, 2022, and the full board will consider the revised policy for approval at its meeting on June 14, 2022.

GCS is working with the North Carolina School Boards Association to review and update all policies.

To share feedback, please email boardclerk@gcsnc.com<mailto:boardclerk@gcsnc.com>. Feedback may also be sent by U.S. mail to Guilford County Schools, Attn: Policy Committee, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

About Guilford County Schools 

Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina and the 50th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, serves more than 70,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 9,800 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com.

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