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Forrest high school name change will be costly

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Updated: 12/17/2013 8:08 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- What's in a name? For a new one at Nathan B. Forrest High School, hundreds of thousands of dollars. That's what Action News has learned it will cost to make some important transitions.

From replacing sports uniforms to repainting gym floors and ordering new marquees and letterheads, the dollars add up.

Action News reached out to Duval County Public School reps to find out how much those changes will cost and who will pay for them. They claim they will cost $400,000-$500,000.

For Forrest alumnus like Eric Trone, it's worth every penny.

"I think it is worth it because it shows that the school is going to go through a lot of growth," he said.

The district also said it is working on ways to get donations from the community to pay for the changes.

"They're going to try to help as much as they can to help the school better itself," said Trone.
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lauradennis - 12/18/2013 1:23 PM
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Truthbetold - 12/17/2013 9:52 PM
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Should call it "Appeasement" High School. Do we change all the things named after Martin Luther King just because there is no evidence that his name was ever legally changed from "Michael" King? Maybe because allegedly, he plagiarized his Ph.D. dissertation? Some people call him a fraud because of these and other allegations of womanizing, etc... Does this undo all the good that he did? I think not. I hope the people of Jacksonville vote every single school board member out next election. This is a BIG waste of taxpayers money. And for what? Political correctness? White guilt? I NEVER owned a slave! I don't know anyone else who has. And, I don't know anyone who was ever a slave. (Except to our jobs) You can change all the names you want. You can hate on MLK all you want. But, YOU CAN'T CHANGE HISTORY!!! Political correctness trumps the truth? Is this what we have become as a nation? Sad, because this was once a great country with some great leaders. Unfortunately, that was many years ago. I think Dr. King would be disappointed in todays America, as many of our other forefathers would be.

tlynn - 12/17/2013 9:21 PM
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Just don't ask taxpayers to foot the bill! And I expect this school to be an 'A' school by 2015!
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