The Cass Intermediate School District in Cass County is changing its name. The board of trustees voted last week to seek a new name so the Senator Lewis Cass reference can be dropped. Lewis Cass was a U.S. senator as well as governor of Michigan before it became a state. He also owned slaves and removed Native Americans from tribal lands while in President Andrew Jackson’s administration. He died in 1866. Cass ISD Superintendent Brent Holcomb says the name change is an “opportunity to show some grace” in a diverse community. Following the unanimous vote to change the name, a new name will be picked in January.