File: FF - NAMING PLACES
Naming a place within or on school property is an important matter that deserves thoughtful attention. Personal prejudice or favoritism, political pressure, or temporary popularity should not be an influence in choosing a name.
Parties interested in naming or renaming entire School Department buildings or their grounds shall adhere to the process described in Town By-law 34A.
Parties interested in naming or renaming a place within a school building or a location on its grounds, provided that said action is not subject to Town By-law 34A, shall first present their proposal to the appropriate School Council. If, after careful consideration, the School Council decides to support the proposal, then the School Council will present the proposal and a description of its merits to the School Committee for its review. Prior to voting on the proposal, the School Committee will strive to ensure that there is strong support among the school community commensurate with the significance of the proposed actions.
For school property which is not directly managed by a school principal (and therefore is not the direct interest of any school council), the Superintendent shall serve in the role of the school council for the purpose of this policy.
Legal Ref.:Town By-law 34A
Revised:June 6, 2012