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AISD renames Fulmore
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano
The Austin Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted Monday to rename Fulmore Middle School after Sarah Lively, who was a teacher in the district. The school’s original namesake, Zachary Taylor Fulmore, was a private in the Confederate Army. AISD and the city of Austin have been evaluating the legacy of Confederate names for more than a year. As a result, trustees voted in February to change the names of five schools: Lanier High, Reagan High, Eastside Memorial High, Fulmore Middle School and the Allan Center. So far, the board has changed the name of the Allan Center, which is now named after Anita Ferrales Coy, and Fulmore. The others retain their Confederate-era names.
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