Dallas ISD Trustee Proposes Renaming Schools With Confederate Names

At least one Dallas Independent School District trustee wants the district's schools named in honor of Confederate generals to be renamed.

District 8 Trustee Miguel Solis tweeted late Sunday, "It's past time to change the name of all Confederate schools in Dallas. Looking for leaders to join me in making the change."

A spokesperson for the school district released a statement Monday in response, which states:

"Dallas ISD has a policy for the renaming of a school. As an example, in 2016 Piedmont G.L.O.B.A.L. Academy undertook this process to change the name of the campus from John B. Hood Middle School.

"As part of the policy, any recommendations are initiated by the school community and received by the board before April 1. The board will consider the recommendations in May, and a vote would be held at the June board meeting.

"During the most recent proposal cycle, there were no school name changes brought forward to the board. Dallas ISD will continue to consider proposals per policy."

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