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People in Staunton Speak Out on Robert E. Lee High School Name

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People will get the chance to have their voices heard on July 10 People will get the chance to have their voices heard on July 10
Two meetings will be held at the Gypsy Hill Park gym Two meetings will be held at the Gypsy Hill Park gym
STAUNTON, Va. (WVIR) -

Signs have been popping up all over Staunton about the Robert E. Lee High School name.

Some of the signs say “Save the Name,” while others say “The Name Hurts.”

For months, Staunton City Schools has been working with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities to look at diversity and inclusivity in the school system.

On Tuesday, July 10, the public will get the chance to weigh in on a possible name change during a pair of community listening sessions.

People have signed up for all the speaking slots but the event is open to the public.

“I hope that we can have some community engagement of people actually listening to each other and coming together around what we want, which is what's best for Staunton City Schools,” says Amy Wratchford, who's on the school board.

The two sessions are on Tuesday at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the gym at Gypsy Hill Park, which has a capacity of 250 people.

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