SDUSD Board Votes to Change Name of Robert E. Lee Elementary School

Robert E. Lee Elementary School will have its name changed officially to Pacific View Leadership Academy.

The San Diego Unified School District Board voted to change the name during Tuesday night's meeting.

The push for a name change arose after the racially motivated church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina last year in June. The shooting led to a nationwide movement to ban symbols of the Confederacy from public places.

Robert E. Lee Elementary School, named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee, has been an a hot-button issue in San Diego since then.

The name will offically be changed on August 1st.

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