The following procedures are necessary prior to Board approval to name a new school facility:
The process of naming a new school will begin as soon as possible after construction contract documents have been executed.
The district will give notification through community newspapers, school newsletters of surrounding schools, etc. of the intent to name the school and of the process to be used.
Submissions for school names will be solicited from employee groups, parents, municipal and local community organizations.
All submissions will be made in writing only, stating:
- the suggested name
- the rationale for the suggestion
- the name, address and telephone number of the supporting individual or group.
All submissions will be reviewed by a committee, based on the criteria outlined in policy FF - Naming New Facilities. The committee will consist of:
1 - Trustee
1 - Director of Facilities (Chair)
1 - District Parent Advisory Council
1 - Associate Superintendent
1 - Employee group representative
1 - School Administrator
1 - Student representative*
1 - Community representative
8 - Total committee members
*Grade 7 -12 representative from within the catchment area.
The recommendation of the committee will be forwarded to Planning and Facilities - Committee II and to the Board for approval.
DMT Responsibility: D-FSS