The school system can finally put the debate over its new logo to bed. At Monday night’s meeting, the Board of Education approved a new logo, shelving the earlier proposed logo that proved controversial.
Public Relations Specialist Melinda Berry-Dreisbach called the new logo a blend of past and future in updating the logo that had been in place since at least the early 1980s.
“We want to carry as much of the old logo into the new as we can but just make it updated to represent who we are now,” she said. “The one we have currently has represented us well in the past with our traditional education, but now that we’ve combined traditional education with more progressive and creative ways of learning, we feel there is a need to update and modernize the logo,”
She called the logo a modernized take on a cauldron and flame.
Superintendent Dr. Jody Barrow noted that feedback from administrative council was overwhelmingly positive, with 50 of 52 members saying the new logo was a “good shift.”
Earlier this year, a different logo was proposed, but it saw pushback from some that believed it resembled the female anatomy.
Board Chair Scott Hollowell summed up the sentiments of his colleagues towards the cauldron logo.
“It’s fine,” he said. “I think we’re all good.”
The new logo received unanimous approval.