Austin ISD Board Votes To Change Names Of Schools Honoring Confederate Figures

The 7-2 vote paves the way for the renaming of five AISD schools.

By Claire McInernyFebruary 27, 2018 9:30 am| , , , , ,

From KUT:

The Austin Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted Monday night to move forward with renaming five district buildings named for men who served in either the Confederate military or government.

Lanier, Reagan and Eastside Memorial high schools, Fulmore Middle School and the Allan Center will get new names.

The board voted 7-2 in favor of changing the names. Trustees Ann Teich and Julie Cowan opposed the measure.

The district asked the board to consider these name changes in November. Since then, a variety of opinions for and against the changes emerged from school communities and alumni.

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