MCSB meeting names new school, assistant superintendent

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Muscogee County School Board wrapped up a busy meeting voting on several big issues, including the naming of what was being called Elementary School Number 7.

The Board members voted to name the new school after civil rights leader Dorothy Height. The controversy at the time concerned whether to name the school after a local Columbus figure or a national leader.

While some expressed discontentment toward the new name, Board member Mark Cantrell explained that the school needed to be named after someone who showed strong leadership, and Dorothy Height seemed like a great figure.

Also at the meeting, the vote to welcome Rebecca Braaten as the new assistant superintendent was passed unanimously. This issue was not without its own controversies because Superintendent Lewis did not post the job to make the job available to other people.

In addition, Dr. John Phillips was also honored as Superintendent Emeritus for his 27 years of work and service.

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