Three Richmond schools to be renamed, erasing Confederate …
RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Three Richmond schools, named after men with ties to the Confederacy, will soon be renamed. The school board voted 5-3 to approve the measure at a meeting Monday night.
“This name change is not something we can wait on,” said Stephanie Rizzi, board member of the 5th district. “We need to be clear on what we believe in and school names really matter.”
The schools in question are John B. Cary Elementary, Ginter Park Elementary, and Binford Middle. Rizzi said many people may not understand the history of the three men these schools are named after.