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Special Board of Education Meeting to act on GHS Mascot
June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Special Meeting of the Board of Education:
Act On the Guilford High School Mascot
Monday, June 29, 2020, 7:00pm
Dear Guilford Community:
The Guilford Board of Education will host a Special Meeting/Public Forum for comments and questions related to the Guilford High School Indian mascot this Thursday evening. In preparation for this meeting, the Board and the Superintendent of Schools engaged in a conversation with experts on the subjects of race, culture, and the use of Native American school mascots, symbols and names at a Special Meeting on Monday, June 22nd. We invite you to view this important conversation: BOE Discussion of the Guilford Indian Mascot.
In addition, Guilford Public Schools has received statements from organizations and individuals, including Connecticut Tribal Nations, on their positions of the use of Native-themed school mascots, symbols, and names. Please link to these statements: Use of Native American Mascots
If you are a resident of the Town of Guilford and you wish to participate in the Thursday, June 25th Public Forum at 7:00pm and provide comment on video to the Board of Education, please log into the Zoom meeting at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83882637029.
Please note that public comments will be limited to three minutes per Board of Education meeting policy to allow as many residents as possible to participate.
If you wish to just watch the Public Forum while it is livestreaming and do not wish to comment on video, please access the forum on YouTube at the following link:
In addition to public comments during the public forum, Guilford community members may email:
Board Chair, Dr. Katie Balestracci at email@example.com or Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Paul Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 29, 2020 at 7:00pm the Guilford Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting for the purpose of Acting On the GHS Mascot. If you wish to view this Virtual Meeting, you may do so on YouTube at the following public link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRi1yfH9015HWCEn5vFS2ng
In lieu of public questions during the June 29th meeting, community members are encouraged to email:
Board Chair, Dr. Katie Balestracci at email@example.com or
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Paul Freeman at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Board encourages you to voice your thoughts on this issue as it will help to inform their decision-making on this important matter.