School Board To Vote Tuesday Evening On School Name Changes

Jun 1, 2021

After nearly 11 months of public debates and demonstrations, the Duval County School Board will vote Tuesday evening on nine school names that are branded after controversial historical figures.

WJCT News partner News4Jax reported the Duval County School Board building was blocked by barricades and cones Tuesday morning as school district police prepared for demonstrators ahead of the vote.

The cones and barriers were placed several feet in front of the building and school district police were on site, guarding the property.

Tuesday’s vote comes after months of emotional debate from both sides of the issue that sparked national attention. 

Broadcast Coverage Of Tuesday's Meeting

WJCT's  JAX PBS More! channel will carry Tuesday evening's board meeting beginning at 6 p.m. on antenna TV channel 7.4 and Comcast channel 212.

Robert E. Lee Alumni, Students Disagree Over Name Change

NPR's "We Hold These Truths" series is examing the debate at one of Jacksonville's high schools that is expected to undergo a name change: Robert E. Lee High School. Click or touch the play button to hear the report.