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