NEISD to Discuss Changing Lee High School's Name During Monday Meeting


The North East Independent School District Board of Education will discuss whether it's time to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School tonight during a meeting.

The agenda item notes that there could be action taken.

 "Tonight will be the first step to see if they will keep the name, change the name, or take no action at all and just discuss the issue," NEISD Communications Director Aubrey Chancellor told WOAI.

The conversation has been a long time coming for the district, that has seen activists with Black Lives Matter challenge the name. And Confederate symbols became a particularly poignant part of the national discussion after maniac Dylan Roof, who was seen showing off Confederate flags in photos, tried to start a race war by murdering nine black church-goers, including a state senator, in Charleston, South Carolina.

In late June, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro called on NEISD to rename the school. And just a couple weeks ago, someone started a petition to rename the school after Coach Pop

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