Because of the history and tradition associated with the names that have been given to Vancouver schools, the Board would consider proposals to re-name a school only in cases where the existing name is deemed to no longer be serving the needs of the school population or the community.
Where such a proposal is made, the following general conditions will apply:
- Names selected for Vancouver schools should honour our historical and cultural heritage, recognize outstanding individuals, or be significant to the geography of the area. Names of individuals should only be used posthumously.
- A facility name that is already in use in another school district, especially a neighbouring one, should be avoided.
- Although an annex will traditionally use the same name as its main school, proposals to re-name an annex will be considered where the existing name is deemed to be no longer appropriate.
- Secondary schools will officially use the designation "Secondary School" after the selected name, elementary schools will officially use the designation "Elementary School" after the selected name, and elementary school annexes will officially use the designation "Annex" after the selected name.
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