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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
April 14, 2015

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of the Superintendent's Recommendation to Rename Coulwood Middle School

Staff Present
Ann Clark, Superintendent
Kelly Gwaltney, Chief School Performance Officer
Paul Pratt, West Learning Community Superintendent
Janet Moss, Principal

Main Points
The principal at Coulwood Middle School has requested that the name of the school be changed to better reflect its curriculum.  The principal convened a school naming committee, as required by CMS Policy FF, "Naming Facilities," and its accompanying regulation, to develop a list of three names for the school, which are now submitted to the Board in order of preference.
1.  Coulwood STEM Academy
2.  Coulwood Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
3.  Coulwood Middle School
As provided in Policy FF, it is the responsibility of the Board to decide whether to rename the school and to choose the name.  The Superintendent recommends that the Board change the name of Coulwood Middle School to Coulwood STEM Academy.
In addition Coulwood Middle School plans to change the mascot from Catamounts to Wildcats.

Fiscal Implications

Agenda Item Type
consent items

Recommend approval of Coulwood STEM Academy  as the new school name