The Duval County School Board will consider naming the Riverside High School football stadium Leon Barrett Stadium at their regular meeting, Oct. 9.
Leon Barrett was a long-time coach and teacher at the school formerly known as Robert E. Lee High School. Barrett continues to serve as a substitute teacher and volunteer. In total, Mr. Barrett has served the school for 68 years.
School Board Member Charlotte Joyce, whose district includes Riverside High School, brought the proposed name to the board’s facility naming committee on September 6. The committee voted unanimously to recommend the new name for the stadium.
If approved by the full school board, there would be no financial impact to the district. Under board policy, all costs for signage or related expenditures must be provided through private donations.
The Oct. 9 meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at the School District Administration Building, 1701 Prudential Drive, 32207.