The School Facilities Naming Recommendation Committee, under the leadership of Assistant Superintendent Ruth Uecker and Superintendent Tammy Lacey, is charged with conducting the search for names and then narrowing down the list to two or three recommendations for the GFPS Board of Trustees to make the final decision. The committee is comprised of parents, students, staff, community members, and trustees. At their first meeting in August, the group will discuss the GFPS Board policy around naming a school facility, talk about community outreach plans and agree to a timeline.
A paper version of the survey is available at the GFPS District Office Building located at 1100 4th Street South- Assistant Superintendent Office. All recommendations must include a short description of why this name should be considered.
Per GFPS Board Policy 8451 acceptable school and facility names must meet certain criteria for consideration.
- Shall not be named for any living person and shall not be named for any deceased person for five years after such person’s death.
- The Board may make an exception to the policy in response to the request of a significant donor or sponsor, providing that the requested name is not of a:
- Public Official currently holding an office with influence on the operations of the school district
Suggestion names may include:
- Significant landmarks or geographical features
- Significant state and national figures and locations
- A historical significance to the community
- Representation of native plants and animals
Articles about the renaming process (Best Practices)
Nominations can be submitted now through July 31, 2017. The committee will make their recommendation at the September 11, 2017 GFPS Board meeting. The Board’s decision will come on September 25, 2017, at the GFPS Board Meeting.