Renaming Robert E. Lee HS will cost NEISD $299,000

Total change of mascot, colors and more would cost district $1.3 million

By Chris Shadrock - Web - News Producer

SAN ANTONIO - It will cost nearly $300,000 to rename Robert E. Lee High School.

Last month, the North East Independent School District school board voted to rename the campus to Legacy of Educational Excellence, making the acronym L.E.E.  

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The school will keep the same colors and mascot and items with "Lee" will eventually be phased out over time.

Other things will need to be changed sooner, including the main building signage, scoreboard panels and wall logo plagues. The district is also planning on adding a museum on campus to recognize the school's history.

At $94,235, the athletics department is expected to pay the most.  

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The school district said if the colors, mascot and name all had to be changed it would cost more than $1.3 million.

Below is a presentation outlining all the costs associated with renaming the school.

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