The Midland school board voted 6-to-1 this week to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School — both the senior high and the freshman facility.

“Voting to change the name was not an effort to erase history,” Midland ISD School Board President Rick Davis said. “This decision was much more than simply righting a past wrong concerning the name of a high school. It was also about moving forward to reflect the character of our remarkable community.”

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