Ed Board Bids Good-bye To Columbus, Too

Jun 23, 2020 275

BY: Emily Hays

The Board of Education voted overwhelmingly in support of removing Christopher Columbus’s name from a Fair Haven K-8 school—as well as from an October holiday on the district’s calendar—in the city’s latest reckoning with the 15th-century explorer’s violent legacy.

School board members took that vote Monday night during their most recent regular bimonthly meeting, which was held online via the Zoom videoconferencing platform. They voted 6-1 in support of renaming Christopher Columbus Family Academy to a new name, yet to be determined. They said the Board of Ed’s Facilities Naming Committee will take the lead on coming up with a new name for the elementary and middle school.

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SOURCE: https://www.newhavenindependent.org

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