Jaguars Will Buy New Home Uniforms For Renamed DCPS Schools

Jun 3, 2021

The Jacksonville Jaguars are purchasing uniforms for schools in Duval County that are changing their Confederate names next year.

The Duval County School Board voted to rename six schools named after Confederate generals and politicians on Tuesday, June 1. 

The Jaguars will be purchasing new home uniforms for all boys and girls athletic teams at the middle and high schools that are having their names changed, the team wrote in an email to WJCT News.

The four schools with athletic programs that are getting new uniforms from the team are:

  • Jeb Stuart Middle School, which is becoming Westside Middle School
  • Kirby-Smith Middle School, which is becoming Springfield Academy
  • Jefferson Davis Middle School, which is becoming Charger Academy
  • Robert E. Lee High School, which is becoming Riverside High School

The schools’ name changes are going into effect on Aug. 3.

  

Tristan Wood can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org or on Twitter at @TristanDWood.