Final meeting to discuss potential name change at Lee High brings more than 100 people
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The final scheduled meeting to discuss potentially renaming Robert E. Lee High School in Duval County brought more than 100 people out to share their feelings. Ad“We need a change, and the people here in this room today are for that change,” said another student. As such, I am devastated by yesterday’s order to remove me from Lee High School and place me under disciplinary investigation,” she said. AdOthers disagree and say Lee High has too much history to be renamed. The School Advisory Committee will meet on April 5 to finalize up to five name recommendations to include on a ballot.
DCPS hosting more meetings on renaming some public schools
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Duval County Public Schools is hosting another in series of community meetings over renaming Robert E. Lee High School, Stonewall Jackson and Joseph Finegan Elementary School, and Jefferson Davis Middle School. At least one organized group, Save The School Names, plans to attend the meeting and advocate for keeping Robert E. Lee the name of the high school. (An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Save The School Names would protest outside. The district is following a step-by-step process, as follows:The first step which is on-going, schools considering a name change are holding community meetings to gather feedback. The advisory committee creates a list of possible names for the school community to vote on.