‘Robert E.’ removed, Eastmont unveils Lee Elementary

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EAST WENATCHEE-The “Robert E” has been removed from the school that formerly bore the Civil War General’s name. Eastmont School District changed the name of the school after receiving numerous complaints, with the school board ultimately approving the change on Jan. 8.

The name was also changed on the website and social media accounts on Jan. 9, and the district will update the reader board in the coming months.

The change to Lee School was suggested by Superintendent Garn Christiansen. He says the word means calm water as in the Leeward side of an island.