Amarillo ISD Board votes to consider renaming of Lee Elementary

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The Amarillo ISD School Board voted to consider renaming Lee Elementary. 

The official request was submitted by the Amarillo NAACP.  They are asking the name be changed to Park Hills Elementary.

According to the NAACP, the school was named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee in August 1951. 

Another group spoke tonight to support keeping the school’s current name.

It passed by a unanimous vote. 

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