Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/1/2022 - 5:30 PM
Category: General Functions
Type: Info/Action
Subject: 10.2 Acceptance of New Azusa High School Mascot
Strategic Goals:
4. Community Engagement
We empower students, staff, families, parents, and community members in ownership of our schools to support student achievement.
File Attachment:
Rationale: As part of the School Reorganization process, the Board of Education decided that Azusa High School would need to change its mascot and that a committee, with the help of an outside facilitator, would need to come together for the purposes of deciding a new mascot.

With the help of our facilitator, Dr. Jessica Wong, a committee representing students, parents, staff, alumni, and representatives of the indigenous community came together. Over the course of four meetings, the committee decided that the new mascot for Azusa High School Aztecs would be a Jaguar.

Now that the mascot is decided, staff will work on getting input on what the mascot will look like and what it should represent. To begin the input process, the Azusa High School Mascot Committee will reconvene on November 7, 2022, to provide initial input.
Budgetary Impact:
Recommendation: It is recommended the Board of Education accept the new Azusa High School mascot.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Hope Near - Board Secretary
Signed By:
Arturo Ortega - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Gabriela Arellanes Moved, Member Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended the Board of Education accept the new Azusa High School mascot.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 4 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 4 - 0
Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez     Yes
Yolanda Rodriguez-Peña     Yes
Gabriela Arellanes     Yes
Sabrina Bow, Ed.D.     Yes