East Baton Rouge Parish School System statement in regards to the Lee High School name change 

Press Release Jun. 22 2020

“The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is dedicated to ensuring every child receives a high-quality education in an inclusive, equitable, and enriching learning environment. Guided by our organization’s core mission, we stand by our families and our students in this fight to eradicate oppression and racism. At the regularly scheduled school board meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020, the East Baton Rouge School Board unanimously approved a resolution to change the name of Lee High School. This is a pivotal time in our nation; one that will undoubtedly be taught in history classes for generations to come.

 

The public survey is now open and can be accessed here. The renaming committee will convene a public forum at 6 p.m. on July 13, 2020, at 1022 S. Foster Dr. We look forward to working together to construct and cultivate substantial cultural changes. Together, as one team with one mission, we will continue to Build the Future of Baton Rouge.”

 

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