- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - The biggest school district in Texas will consider paying more than $1.2 million as part of changes to rename eight campuses previously named for Confederate leaders.

The Houston Chronicle (https://bit.ly/2b6wgzb ) reports the Houston Independent School District board is expected to vote Thursday on a request by the interim superintendent, Ken Huewitt, to approve the cost.

Some taxpayers in June filed a lawsuit alleging lack of transparency over the cost to rename the schools. Several parents and other taxpayers, during a news conference Wednesday, said they were “outraged” by the $1.2 million request and planned to speak against it at Thursday’s meeting.

Supporters of the change say the new names would represent modern values and diversity.

HISD has about 213,000 students.





Information from: Houston Chronicle, https://www.houstonchronicle.com

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