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Hanover lays out plan to rename Stonewall Jackson Middle, Lee-Davis High schools

Posted at 6:34 AM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 14:05:26-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- The Hanover County School Board voted Tuesday night to remove the names Lee-Davis High and Stonewall Jackson Middle from signs outside the schools no later than September 7.

The signs were initially removed in July, days after the School Board voted 4-3 to rename the schools originally named after leaders of the Confederacy.

The signs were then temporarily re-installed as the administration worked through the process of renaming schools.

During Tuesday night's meeting, a timeline was outlined for the community's involvement in the renaming process.

Beginning Wednesday, the public could submit nominations for new names. The nomination process runs through August 19.

On August 21, a poll consisting of 12 to 15 names will be available.

In the final poll, beginning August 28, the public was to be involved in helping to decide between three name choices for each school, based on the committee's review of the first poll.

The committee will submit a single name for the high school and a single name for the middle school for the School Board’s consideration at its September 8 meeting.

Once the School Board has chosen new school names, new mascots will also be selected. That selection process will be shared with the community as it becomes available.