The board of trustees for Teton School District 401 will discuss the Teton High School mascot at its regularly-scheduled meeting in July. The meeting, Monday, July 8, 2019, will begin at 5:30 pm in the auditorium of Teton High School in Driggs. Public comment will be taken on the issue at that time.

Patrons are encouraged to provide input to school board members by email prior to the meeting; all
comments by email become part of the public record.

Names and email addresses of board members are:
• Zone 1 — Mary Mello: [email protected]
• Board Chair (Zone 2) — Chris Isaacson: [email protected]
• Zone 3 — Ben Kearsley: [email protected]
• Zone 4 — Jake Kunz: [email protected]
• Board Vice-Chair (Zone 5) — Nan Pugh: [email protected]

Victor resident Stephanie Crockett urged the board to reconsider changing the mascot during March’s school board meeting. The issue was last discussed five years ago.

The board set the mascot issue for July because agendas for May and June are already full, and to have time to work out needed logistics for changing the venue from the district office to the THS Auditorium.

Over the next two months, the board is focusing on budgeting for fiscal year 2019-2020; teacher-contract negotiations; end-of-school business; strategic plan review; and ongoing oversight of new construction and building renovations. (For context, the June 10th meeting will begin at noon rather than 5:30 pm to accommodate “report cards” by the principals of all seven public schools.)

Agendas and other meeting documents are published on the TSD website ( the Wednesday
prior to the regularly-scheduled meetings, held the second Monday of each month. The meetings are livestreamed and archived on the Teton School District 401 Facebook page.