The Port Townsend School Board voted unanimously Monday night to retire "Redskins" as a team name and mascot for the high school.

The Port Townsend School Board voted unanimously Monday night to retire “Redskins” as a team name and mascot for the high school.

The board followed the recommendation of a study group that said the name should be retired with honor, but most of the nearly 300 people at the meeting favored keeping the name.

The Peninsula Daily News reports ( http://is.gd/etb6SM) some in the crowd yelled Redskins cheers after the vote.

Board member Ann Burkhart said the name was not intentionally disrespectful to Native American but a divisive symbol doesn’t help students.

Students and community members will select a new mascot for the Port Townsend High School.

Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com