FAIRFAX CO., VA. (WUSA9) - In July, the Fairfax County School Board voted to change the name of J.E.B Stuart High School, named after a Confederate military leader.
It came after heated debates by community members, current students, and alumni. Thursday, the superintendent gave the school board his recommendation to rename the school. He presented the school board with the top five choices after a community vote.
Those top names were chosen from a list of more than 70 names, suggested by the community. The results of the voting were to drop 'J.E.B.' and name the school Stuart High, which had the most points. Next on the list, Thurgood Marshall, Barbara Rose Johns, Peace Valley and Louis G. Mendez Jr.
Changing the name completely will cost more than $800,000. Meanwhile, a Stuart only name change comes with a $500,000 price tag.
The school board will officially vote on a name October 28th. The name change will take a few years to take effect.
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