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II.E.
 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
 
Agenda Item
 

Meeting Date
September 26, 2017

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of Naming the Combined Nathaniel Alexander Elementary and John Motley Morehead STEM Academy Schools

Staff Present

Akeshia Craven-Howell, Associate Superintendent, Student Assignment and School Choice

Dr. Curtis Carroll, Learning Community Superintendent



Main Points

​The School Naming Advisory Committee, which was convened by the Transition Committee Chairs (Denise Addison and Leona Bost), was established according to CMS Policy FF-R, Naming School. Following are the committee's top three choices and recommendation in order of preference:

  • Governors Village STEM Academy – The name would recognize and incorporate the original vision of the Governors Village along with the new technological advances in the University City area. The name also encompasses the historical integrity of the former governors of North Carolina. Our educational village includes Nathaniel Alexander, James Martin, John Motley Morehead and Zebulon Vance. The Governors Village collaborates with University City Partners, which continues to grow and build relationships and community. Families will be able to take pride in maintaining the integrity of our educational community.
  • Governors STEM Academy – This name would recognize and incorporate the name of the former governors of North Carolina along with the new technological advances in the University area. The schools collaborate with University City Partners, which continues to grow and build relationships and community. Families will be able to take pride in maintaining the integrity of our educational community.
     
  • Charlotte STEM Academy – This name is identified with the city of Charlotte. It reflects the core curriculum that is aligned to STEM which will be offered to our students.

 



Fiscal Implications
None


Agenda Item Type
consent items


Motion
Recommend Approval of Naming Combined Nathaniel Alexander Elementary and John Motley Morehead STEM Academy Schools the Governors Village STEM Academy