BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) is asking for the public’s input on renaming Lee High School.
The school system released the following statement Monday, June 22:
“The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is dedicated to ensuring every child receives a high-quality education in an inclusive, equitable, and enriching learning environment. Guided by our organization’s core mission, we stand by our families and our students in this fight to eradicate oppression and racism. At the regularly scheduled school board meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020, the East Baton Rouge School Board unanimously approved a resolution to change the name of Lee High School. This is a pivotal time in our nation; one that will undoubtedly be taught in history classes for generations to come.”
The public survey for name suggestions can be accessed here. The last day to submit names is Thursday, July 2.
The renaming committee will hold a public forum on Monday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at 1022 S Foster Dr.