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CITY & STATE : Brea school to keep name with alleged ties to KKK

Jan 31, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Despite challenged claims that he belonged to the Ku Klux Klan, a former school superintendent's name will remain on a Brea elementary school.

The Brea-Olinda Unified School District board voted 4 to 1 on Monday to change William E. Fanning Elementary School to the Fanning Academy of Science and Technology. Board member Keri Kropke dissented.

A group of activists launched a campaign to rename the school about a year and a half ago. They say William E. Fanning, a former Brea-Olinda su...