Naming or renaming a building is a matter deserving the thoughtful attention of the Board.
The superintendent will establish a procedure whereby the wishes of the community, students and staff may be made known to the Board if a new building is to be named or if the name of a school is to be changed.
When the Board receives a request involving a change in the name of a portion of the building, a particular facility or an area of the school site such as an athletic field, gymnasium or specialized instructional area, a broadly based committee will be appointed to study the issue. The committee will be charged with evaluating the wishes of staff, students and the community regarding the request for renaming. Among the criteria to be considered will be the significance/contributions to the school and community if the request involves naming the facility for a person, living or deceased.
The Board expects that the community group making a request for renaming of any portion of the facility will agree to provide an appropriate recognition plaque, portrait or marker.
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