- Associated Press - Friday, October 20, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A new name is being sought for a Missouri elementary school that originally was named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a committee was picked this week to come up with recommendations on what to call the century-old Columbia school. Twenty-five years ago, the school became Lee Expressive Art Elementary School, with the Lee standing for “learn, explore, express.”

In the wake of a deadly car attack at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, a board that is made up of parents, teachers and administrators voted to formally request that the Columbia Board of Education start the process of renaming the school.

The renaming committee includes a parent, a staff member, a student and community members.


Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, https://www.columbiatribune.com

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