Donor gives $20K to change Confederate names of Petersburg schools

Donor gives $20K to change Confederate names of Petersburg schools

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - An anonymous donor gave the school system $20,000 to cover the costs of changing the names of three elementary schools in Petersburg.

The school board plans to vote next month on a proposal that would change the names of the A.P. Hill, J.E.B. Stuart and Robert E. Lee elementary schools.

A school spokesperson says the check arrived Thursday and the donor wishes to be anonymous.

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