The district is considering a name change for Bowie Elementary School, which is named after James Bowie, a slave trader and soldier, according to the Briscoe Center for American History. (Makenzie Plusnick/Community Impact Newspaper)
In an effort to better reflect its values, Richardson ISD is considering name changes for Bowie Elementary School and the mascot at Westwood Junior High.
The junior high’s mascot is a Native American warrior and is featured in a mural and tile mosaic at the school, Superintendent Jeannie Stone said during a July 22 board meeting.
“[The mascot] can be contrary to the messages and lessons that we want to teach our students about indigenous Americans,” she said.
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