The Vermont Senate on Friday gave final approval to a bill that would ban public schools from having discriminatory mascots or nicknames.

The Vermont Senate on Friday gave final approval to a bill that would ban public schools from having discriminatory mascots or nicknames.

The move, which still must be considered by the House, comes as a number of Vermont school districts in recent years have changed mascots and nicknames considered to be offensive, causing division in some communities.

With the legislation, the Senate Committee on Education wants to ensure that “Vermont schools provide positive and inclusion learning environments for all students by eliminating the use of discriminatory school mascots,”

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