N.J. district to remove Woodrow Wilson, Christopher Columbus from school names

Mar 11, 2022 266

BY: Steven Rodas

The Trenton school board will host a community meeting Monday as it works to rename two elementary schools currently named after Woodrow Wilson and Christopher Columbus. School officials said earlier this week that a committee has been formed to rename Columbus Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School while following district policy, which opens the process up to the public. 

“All Trenton residents are welcome and encouraged to submit their recommendations for names/entities to replace the current names,” Trenton Superintendent James Earle said in a statement. The statement did not provide a specific reason for the name changes. A school spokeswoman did not immediately provide comment on the reason nor when the renaming process first started.

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SOURCE: https://www.nj.com

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