Tyler ISD Board of Trustees president releases statement on high school name issue

Updated: Jun. 22, 2020 at 3:40 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - The Tyler ISD Board of Trustees president Wade Washmon has released a statement regarding the issues surrounding the names of both high schools in the city, John Tyler High School, and Robert E. Lee High School.

The statement reads, “We as a board are well aware of the issues surrounding the names of both of our flagship high schools. We have heard from, and anticipate hearing more, from the community on the subject. This time in between school years will hopefully be used to discuss, and find both consensus and meaningful resolution in a unified manner. Our thoughts on this matter will be limited to future board meetings where this topic is on the agenda, and of course during our conversations with community members. It is our obligation to remain poised and reasonable during this time, and we would appreciate your patience as we work, serve, and handle the business of this district while also addressing this issue.”

The district will hold a Board of Trustees meeting with regular session starting at 7 p.m. Monday.

The meeting will be streamed live on East Texas Now.

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