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Justice High Considered as Alternative to J.E.B. Stuart High



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    In this photo taken July 20, 2017, the sign for J.E.B. Stuart High School is photographed in Falls Church, Va. A two-year debate over whether to change the name of a northern Virginia high school honoring a Confederate general is coming to an end.

    A school board member wants a northern Virginia high school named for a Confederate general to be renamed Justice High. 

    The Fairfax County school board is scheduled to pick a new name for J.E.B. Stuart High on Thursday. The board voted in July to change the name but delayed selecting the new name. 

    Board member Sandy Evans plans to suggest Justice High because the word promotes tolerance, diversity and inclusion, The Washington Post reports. At least three others on the 12-person board support the idea. 

    A nonbinding community vote came up with five alternatives. The top choice was to simply remove "J.E.B.'' and call the school Stuart High. The second choice, former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, conflicts with a nearby school named for statesman George C. Marshall.