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HISD Could Need $1.2M To Remove Confederate Names

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.

Next Houston School to Remove Confederate-Linked Name: Reagan High
Reagan High School in the Heights. 

 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 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.

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