Debate on Nathan B. Forrest High School's name
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- The school advisory council for Nathan B. Forrest High School will vote Monday on whether the schools name should be changed. More than 150,000 people have signed an online petition to change the name
of the high school.
The petition comes after some say the name represents a man who enslaved and slaughtered blacks in America.
But the vote will only be a first step. There will have to be a review, then
superintendent Dr. Vitti will have to collect opinions on renaming the school.
From there, it will have to go back to the school board with a recommendation by Vitti about whether it should be changed.
Finally, if they choose to rename it, they must figure out a new name.
It will then have to survive a final vote by the school board.
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