TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Tyler ISD announced Sunday afternoon that a special meeting will take place at a later date to discuss and vote on the names of its two high schools.
The names of Robert E. Lee High School and John Tyler High School have become often contentious issues in the community, with community members, former students, and current students working to get them changed.
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The press conference will be at 3 p.m. in the Davidson Conference Center at the Jim Plyler Instructional Complex, 807 W. Glenwood Blvd.
Tyler ISD Board of Trustees President Wade Washmon will make a public statement on “Board plans for discussing and addressing the possible adjustment to the names of Robert E. Lee High School and John Tyler High School,” according to a press release.
Attendance at the press conference will be limited due to COVID-19 and efforts to mitigate the spread, but it will be carried live on TISD-TV Suddenlink Channel 19, TylerISD.org, and the Tyler ISD YouTube channel.