The Vallejo City Unified School District administration will recommend Wednesday that the school board approve changing the mascot of its namesake high school.
Vallejo High's Apache mascot, first adopted decades ago, has long been a source of tension between those who believe the name honors the spirit of the Apache and those who feel an American Indian mascot is offensive.
The staff report accompanying next week's agenda said the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recommends avoiding the use of Native American images and nicknames, while also pointing out other schools have changed their mascots.
The report, however, does not offer a specific replacement for the Apache.
There are 14 high schools with an Apache mascot in the United States, according to maxpreps.com, a website that tracks high school sports team. Four are in California: Sanger High School, Centennial High School in Compton, Arcadia High School and Vallejo.
For more on the story, see the Vallejo Times-Herald at www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_24541523