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Edinburg CISD plans to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School, solicits suggestions from public

1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago Thursday, August 13 2020 Aug 13, 2020 August 13, 2020 11:01 PM August 13, 2020 in News - Local

Two months after the city of Brownsville removed a Confederate monument from a local park, the Edinburg school district is taking action to remove another: By starting the process to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School.

For more than 60 years an Edinburg school has honored Robert E. Lee, a confederate general during the Civil War.

Now the school board is soliciting suggestions for a new name.

Some are suggesting people like state Trooper Moises Sanchez, who was killed in the line of duty; local veterans killed in action; and former teachers and Latino scholars. Some people, though, want to keep the existing name.

To suggest a new name click here.

Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 3.

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