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Midland ISD school board votes in favor of renaming Robert E. Lee High School and Freshman School

Published: Jul. 27, 2020 at 10:37 AM CDT
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MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: Midland ISD’s Board of Trustees voted 6-1 in favor of changing the name of Robert E. Lee Senior High School and Robert E. Lee Freshman High School in a meeting Monday night.

District 7 school board member Bryan Murry voted against renaming the schools.

A citizen’s committee will be formed to come up with a new name.

School Board President Rick Davis stated in the meeting that he wants the committee to include a variety of different groups including current students.

Once the committee decides on a name it will be presented to the school board for approval.

The costs associated with the change will not be known until the new name is chosen.

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The names of Robert E. Lee Senior High School and Robert E. Lee Freshman High School in Midland could be changing soon.

Midland ISD’s Board of Trustees will be holding a meeting Monday night which will include a vote on renaming both of the schools.

If the decision is made to rename the schools the school board will then appoint a citizen’s committee that will recommend possible name changes.

The meeting is scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. You will be able to watch it live here.

Do you think the name should be changed? Click here to vote on our poll.

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