HISD: Trustees approve plan to begin process of renaming 4 Confederate-titled schools

HISD: Trustees approve plan to begin process of renaming 4 Confederate-titled schools

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(Dowling Middle School was named after Richard Dowling, a Confederate army officer. According to the most recent data from the 2013-14 school year, the school is now 57.7 percent Hispanic, 40.3 percent African American, 0.4 percent Asian, and 1.1 percent white.)

 

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District’s trustees approved a plan to begin the process of renaming four HISD schools and facilities with Confederate titles, according to HISD officials.

The discussion took place during the board’s monthly meeting Thursday at 5 p.m. HISD said the board is working to rename the schools in order to represent the values and diversity of the school district, in accordance with its non-discrimination policies.

According to HISD, the resolution will …….. read more here.

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