(WLTV) — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Duval County School Board unanimously voted to change the name of Nathan B. Forrest High School Monday. Duval Superintendent Nikolai Vitti wants the students to decide on a new name, which could go up for a vote during the January meeting.
The new name will officially change in July 2014.
The change has been decades in the making.
A previous attempt to change the school’s name was struck down by the school board in 2007. Superintendent Vitti says signage along with uniform changes will cost an estimated $400,000. He plans to ask the board if they’re comfortable with collection donations from community members. Regarding marque and the school name outside of the building, Vitti says that will come out of district capital dollars.