ABILENE, Texas — In a 7-0 vote the Abilene ISD Board of Trustees approved a process and timelines to rename four elementary schools named after Confederate leaders.
According to the district, the process includes putting together a committee made up of members of the community, students, parents and AISD staff to re-name Jackson, Johnston and Lee elementary schools. The board reserved the right to re-name Reagan Elementary School via board action since it is closing at the end of the 2020-2021 school year and will not be in use as an education site in the AISD.
The committee is set to recommend new names at the Dec. 3rd workshop meeting. The board could approve the new names as soon as December 7th. The names will not take affect until the 2020-2021 school year is complete.
If you are a member of the staff or a parent of a student at Jackson, Johnston, or Lee elementary schools and would like to serve on the committee to re-name those schools, you can send an email with your name, contact info and campus you represent to email@example.com.
By: Olivia DiVenti
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