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Saugatuck school district might drop Indians nickname

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Posted at 9:17 AM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 09:17:16-04

SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP) — — The Saugatuck Public Schools is suggesting it might drop its Indians nickname.

Saugatuck says the name will be discussed at a Monday school board meeting, which will be conducted by video conference.

Superintendent Tim Travis and school board President Nathan Lowery says it's time to “reexamine the use” of the Indians nickname and mascot in light of recent events.

The school board in Paw Paw in Van Buren County voted in March to drop "Redskins" as a mascot name.