School District Calls Off Name Change

, Posted: Mon, May 7 2012 at 5:38 PM, Updated: Tue, May 8 2012 at 10:22 PM

A proposed name change for the Phoenix-Talent School District including re-branding Phoenix High School and Talent Middle School has been defeated by an out pour of opposition.

Students were told in a morning announcement that the school will not change the name of the school district or any schools. Even with the news, armed with a banner signed by a number of students and a group of about fifty, they marched to the district office anyway. Once there they were turned away by a district official and told to go back to class. One school board official said, "every once in a while it's a good idea to look in the mirror and see what you are." School Board Chairman, Craig Prewitt says, "The response was overwhelming, passionate and singular."

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