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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) Officials with Asheville City Schools will begin the process of renaming Vance Elementary School. 

At a meeting on June 30, the school district said they know history cannot be ignored, but some history should be in museums - not where children are learning. 

Officials say they'll be seeking an independent consultant to assist with the renaming process. 

"In our district, excellence with equity is more than a motto. It is the driving force of every decision we make," Asheville City Schools said in a release earlier this month. "Therefore, we would be remiss to the social and emotional well being of children, especially our students of color, if they were to continue to attend a school named after a slave owner, as his stance on racial equity did not match the current beliefs and feelings of our Vance students, staff, families and community."

Officials also proposed to remove a controversial plaque that is located at Asheville Primary School. 

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