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Fri Feb 2, 2018, 01:10 AM

Austin ISD Delays Decision To Rename Schools Named For Confederate Figures

The Austin Independent School Districtís board of trustees is slowing down its timeline for a vote on whether to change the names of five schools named after Confederate figures.

When the school board started this discussion in November, it proposed changing the names of the following buildings:

Eastside Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus (formerly called Johnston High School)
Sidney Lanier High School
John H. Reagan High School
Zachary Taylor Fulmore Middle School
The former Allan Elementary School (now an administrative building)

Each was named after a man involved in the Confederacy. The board said these men didn't align with the district's current core values.

The discussion came about during a wave of anti-Confederate actions across the country, including at UT-Austin, where Confederate monuments were removed from campus.

Read more: http://kut.org/post/austin-isd-delays-decision-rename-schools-named-confederate-figures

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