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Input sought on Lee Elementary School name change

Posted at 1:14 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-11 12:05:57-04

TULSA -- A committee is working to gather input in a controversial school name change.

A new committee of 20 parents, teachers, students and employees has been tasked with forming a new name for Robert E. Lee Elementary School.

After a vote in April, the original committee recommended the name Lee to the board. The change was to take effect July 7. Other names that were considered were Centennial School, Harper Lee, Lena King Lee, Clara Luper , Ada Lois Sipuel, S.E. Hinton, Spike Lee, John Hope Franklin and Alfre Woodard.

In June, the board decided to postpone the name change. The board will take up the issue again on August 6.

There will be two meetings next week for input on a new name. The meetings are focused on the Lee community, which includes current, former and future Lee families.

The meetings will be July 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and July 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lee school gym. 

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