“The alumni association has done a great job organizing a device so that everyone can have a voice, and we are happy to be working with them to do this,” he continued. “And it is very important to me to hear from the current students because that is who will be affected immediately.”
The Redskins name was retired at the school board’s March meeting effective June 30 by a 6-1 vote. Anthony Scalici voted against changing the nickname. The board also voted unanimously to honor all history previous to June 30 as being for the Cooperstown Redskins.
Hebert said he is very happy with the final choices.
“I think it is great that all of the choices have local connections,” he said. “I think we are having ample opportunities for people to give their input into the choice the district has to make. We understand that everyone is not happy with making a change, but we want everyone to be able to participate in the result of choosing a new nickname.”