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NEISD board to consider changing Robert E. Lee HS name tonight

Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO – The North East Independent School District board of trustees will vote to consider the name change of Robert E. Lee High School.

The issue was put on the agenda for a special board meeting set for Tuesday. Because it is a special board meeting, comments from the public are not allowed.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

"The board is aware of the petitions on both sides,” Aubrey Chancellor, district spokeswoman, said. "They've been informed all the while, phone calls, emails. They're in the loop and they have a good handle on how the community feels."

The issue was considered during the 2015-2016 school year, but in a 5-2 vote the board voted to keep the school’s name at the time.

2015 stories:

Student starts petition to rename school

NEISD votes against renaming Lee High School

The school was built in 1958 and is one of the district’s oldest high schools. Chancellor said, that just like in 2015, people on both sides of the issue have reached out to the district.

For decades the school did fly the Confederate flag, but it was removed in 1991.

The board said it is reconsidering the name change due to recent events in the U.S. and feedback from the community.

Current enrollment at the school is 2,700.