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North Pole parents don't want elementary school name changed


NORTH POLE – Parents are urging the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s school board not to change the name of their children’s elementary school, although it bears the name of a strawberry farmer who was convicted of child rape in 1916.

Parents, alumni and employees of Badger Road Elementary School argued against the change before board members Monday, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports.

The school is named after a major road in the community, but is also tied to the late Harry Badger.

Board member Michael O’Brien is considering bringing a motion before the board to strip the school...

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