Shawnee Mission School District drops Braves, Indians mascots


A large Kansas City area school district is ditching the Braves and Indians mascots that four of its schools use.

The board for the Shawnee Mission district, which is the state’s third-largest with about 27,000 students, voted 7-0 Monday to make a change that requires mascots to be culturally and racially sensitive and appropriate.

The board then decided that the mascots at Shawnee Mission North High School and Belinder, Shawanoe, Ruston elementary schools violated that policy and will need to be replaced.