Staunton City Schools Informs Public on Looking to Change Lee High School Name

Posted: Updated: Aug 09, 2018 09:04 PM
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Staunton City Schools has posted answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Robert E. Lee High School name.

According to questions answered, the school board has the authority to change the name without a referendum just as it did back in 1914 when the name was changed from Staunton High School to Lee High School.

The school board expects to take action on the name sometime this year after September.

They estimate it could cost $200,000 to replace athletic uniforms and coaches’ gear, while other signs containing the Lee name could be absorbed in the high school renovation.