Beecher City Board Says No to Changing Mascots

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Published on April 29 2013 1:47 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Members of the Beecher City Board of Education are very interested in pursuing a co-operative agreement with the Cowden-Herrick Board on all sports, but aren't interested in changing mascots or team colors.

The Cowden-Herrick board voted earlier this month to co-op with Beecher City in the final three sports where a co-op didn't exist, but in the motion was a provision that students at both schools would choose a new mascot as part of the co-op.

Beecher City Superintendent Scott Cameron said the Board discussed the motion and said, "They (the Board) are not going to do anything to change mascots or team colors; that's more of a consolidation thing."

Cameron said his board members are also concerned about the costs involved in making such changes.

Cameron re-iterated, though, that Beecher City is still very interested in co-oping with Cowden-Herrick in all sports.

The discussion came at the Beecher City Board's re-organizational meeting following school board elections earlier this month.

Jeff Kline was elected Board president, Joe Wills was chosen vice-president, and Nancy Wolf was elected secretary, each for a one-year term.