Jacksonville, Fla. • A Jacksonville high school named in 1959 after a former Confederate general and the co-founder of the Ku Klux Klan has a new name, ending a decades-long debate over the issue.
The Duval County School Board voted Tuesday night to change Nathan B. Forrest High to Westside High, to reflect the neighborhood.
The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/1cYUCnN ) reported that the vote was unanimous and drew no discussion from board members.
A school advisory council had asked the board to change the name in 2007, but then-board members voted 5-2 against the change.
New school board rules prohibit naming schools after people.