- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Henrico County School Board is considering holding two public meetings to discuss the possibility of renaming Harry F. Byrd Middle School.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1UlUCE0 ) reports that the board, on Thursday, will consider holding meetings on March 2 and March 8 to discuss the issue. The middle school was named after Harry F. Byrd, a U.S. senator, Virginia senator and governor who fought against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end school segregation.

Henrico County school system spokesman Andy Jenks says the feedback from the community has been such that multiple meetings will be needed to address topic.

Parents and students have been campaigning since the summer to change the name.

The school board has said it would cost about $136,000 to replace items with the name.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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