PORTSMOUTH, Va. -- Two schools in Virginia honoring U.S. presidents who sided with or praised the Confederacy are getting new names.
So is an elementary that honored a superintendent who funneled money away from Black schools.
The Portsmouth School Board voted 8-1 Thursday night for the change.
The schools that will have a new name starting next July are Woodrow Wilson High School, John Tyler Elementary and James Hurst Elementary.
A board member says the changes are about “righting the wrongs.”
Wilson was a progressive reformer, but also a segregationist who praised the Ku Klux Klan.
Tyler joined the Confederacy as a former president.