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It will cost taxpayers about a quarter of a million dollars to change “Lee” to “Liberty” on the name of Arlington’s oldest public high school.

School officials have released an estimate of $224,360 for the name change, with about two-thirds of the total for “soft costs” (uniforms, athletic equipment and the like) and the remainder “hard costs” such as signage.

School Board members in January voted to change the name of Washington-Lee to “Washington-Liberty High School,” despite vocal concerns raised by some in the community both about the name change and the process that led to it.

“Washington-Lee” has been the name of the school for 95 years; members of the graduating Class of 2019 will be the last to pick up diplomas with its name.

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those who voted to change the name should pay out of pocket for it the idiots

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