Midget debate begins in advance of committee
September 22, 2018
HURLEY - The Hurley School Board's decision Monday to evaluate the school district's Midget mascot has created a social media firestorm.
The initial reaction seems to be mostly opposed to changing the name.
The school board voted to form a committee and "engage in a transparent process to evaluate the mascot," a statement released Thursday by district administrator Chris Patritto noted.
Although school board president Joe Simonich, of Kimball, said the district had been threatened in the past because of the name, there is no current lawsuit or formal action begin taken, Patritto said.