A Waukesha County school district could face fines of up to $1,000 a day for ignoring order from the state to change its Indian nickname and logo.
The state Department of Public Instruction ruled in 2010 that the Mukwonago High School nickname a logo depicting the head of a male person wearing a feather headdress "promotes discrimination, pupil harassment, and stereotyping."
The district challenged the decision in court, but a state appeals ruled this year that the DPI's order should stand, the Journal Sentinel reported. The state set a deadline of Thursday for the district to comply.
However, Mukwonago school officials say they plan to pay the fine — if it comes to that — and instead are working with state legislators to get change the law that bans districts from having Indian mascots.
"We really need the state Legislature to take a look at the mistake they made back in 2010 and repeal this law," Mukwonago Superintendent Shawn McNulty told Patch's media partners at WISN 12 News.
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