School board to vote Thursday on renaming Lee High School

School board to vote Thursday on renaming Lee High School
BRAC supports petition calling for Lee High School to be renamed

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - During the regular East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meeting on Thursday at 5 p.m., members will vote on the renaming of Lee High School.

The EBR Parish School Board Lee High Renaming Committee selected three names as finalists after thousands of suggestions.

The committee selected the following three names as finalists to rename the high school originally named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

The final three names are:

  • Liberty Magnet High School
  • Louisiana Magnet High School
  • PBS Pinchback Magnet High School
EBR School Board to vote on Lee High School name change-5:30am

Superintendent Warren Drake was presented those names for review. Drake can recommend a name to the EBR School Board, the school board will have the final say.

Over 5,000 people participated in the survey.

The 13-person renaming committee is filled with former teachers, students, community members, and more.

The goal is to get a new name for the high school in time for the start of the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 6.

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