Renaming Robert E. Lee High School sparks conversation with board members

TISD school board members discuss their thoughts on the idea of renaming schools. Tristan Hardy reports.

TYLER - Since the deadly protest in Charlottesville a month ago, anything of the confederacy has been a hot button issue. This includes Robert E. Lee high school in Tyler.

Fourteeen people participated in a public forum during the school board meeting. They all approached the podium, some with thoughts of renaming the school, others said leave the school name as is.

Board members were faced with the question 'what's next?' A vote wasn't made but board members spoke out on what they thought about it. 

Cities such as Dallas had a confederate monuments. There's so sign what schools will look like and it's started a conversation with school board members. 

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