It's official -- the signs are starting to come down at the old Nathan B. Forrest High School... to make way for new ones. The school is now named Westside High School. The Duval County School board voted unanimously in December to switch the name after a petition containing 160- thousand plus signatures. Those who signed it, complained the old namesake was a prominent member the of the K-K-K. Channel 4's Vic Micolucci was there, as the signs started to come down.. Vic joins us now live from the Westside ... Vic 3 3 VIC LIVE IN: It's going to take some time...but everything with the old name is going to be gone in the next few weeks. 3 00-0608-1329-32109-114133-139 Piece by piece...letter by letter...they took down the name that's hung over this school since the 1950s...28:06 we are taking down the letters and then we are going to be priming the wall, painting it so that we can get it ready and put up the new letters that will say Westside high school.Sign makers Ben America and Jim Minion donated their time and talents...and had the new facade made...that shiny "W" will be the first letter of the new name...and a new era.29:03 I just wanted to show the school board that there's community support for the effort.While the guys from Farm Out Design Services are doing their work for free... the total name change is estimated to cost about 250- thousand dollars. District officials say that'll cover all the signs...and other things like the basketball court and gymnasium...28:29 we are excited about it we are excited about being a part of the history.And now the kids that go to the school will go to school with something that represents the community as opposed to somebody that maybe they don't have a connection with.Not everyone's enthused though...some tell me the old name was a part of our area's history...and there's nothing racist about it.33:57 I don't understand why would they change Nathan B Forrest when it has been here my whole life. It is just good school, the name is better, I don't understand why they should change it. I think it should stay the same.Reg Maycumber who lives nearby says with budget cuts all over ...and jobs being eliminated... a quarter of a million bucks could be spent much better elsewhere ...31:40 is not the most prudent thing to do.Just to have a name change. Just to have a name change. It's all history.3 2:44 does it 3 VIC LIVE TAG: The sign makers say they'll be back on Tuesday to put the new letters up on the facade. The school district expects everything to be switched by July 1. VM, CH4, TLS.