Cale school name change committee needs two more members

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Albemarle County Public Schools division is looking for two residents who live near Cale Elementary School, but do not have children in the school, to join an advisory committee to choose a new name for the building.

Cale was named in 1990 for a former Albemarle County Superintendent, Paul H. Cale.

The late superintendent is accused of writing that "white parents would never accept inferior negro teachers teaching their children" in a 1957 article on school integration.

Albemarle Superintendent Dr. Matthew Haas says there is an ongoing investigation into how accurate that article is.

"We are trying really hard to get to the primary source documents, that were used of that is possible," he said.

Haas also says if the name change occurs, it will start with the 2019 fall semester.



 
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