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Auburn school district officially ends high school renaming process

The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education formally ended the high school renaming process this week.

It had been paused, and for the most part, informally ended. However, the process was not fully ended until this week’s official action by the Board of Education there.

Earlier this year students started a campaign seeking to rename the high school after Harriet Tubman, the abolitionist who lived in Auburn. The board accepted a resolution to start the process, which prompted massive outcry from members of the public.


This week a resolution was introduced and approved to ‘un-table the pause’ and fully-end the renaming process.

Officials said that they had hoped the divisiveness associated with renaming the high school after Tubman would subside after it was tabled. That didn’t happen. Instead, officials said things worsened.

Now though, the hope is that the community can move forward.



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