Council will appoint someone next month to replace Sena Magill, and there’s still time to apply.
“Our advice to the defendants: Don’t go whistling Dixie yet, because we have only just begun to battle,” said Brackney’s attorney Charles Tucker.
Both schools are named after former City School leaders who directed the district during the time of segregation.
Students and community members, however, voted to remain named after half of the infamous Lewis and Clark duo.
“This doesn’t happen to other employees,” said campus union chair Laura Ornée.
Two Confederate legacy groups are suing in an attempt to force Charlottesville to take the Lee statue back from the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center.
“When we make essential items in our closets free and accessible, that’s one less thing that a student has to worry about,” said Bianca Johnson.
“I think the name Trailblazers is kind of dumb,” said School Board member Jennifer McKeever.
“I think it will be important to appoint someone who, as much as possible, shares the perspective Sena brought as a City Councilor,” said Councilor Michael Payne.
Venable and Clark elementary schools are among the first City Schools to have their names reconsidered.