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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
April 28, 2015

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of Superintendent's Recommendation to Name the Highland Creek Relief School

Staff Present
Ann Clark, Superintendent
Kelly Gwaltney, Chief School Performance Officer
Matthew Hayes, North Learning Community Superintendent
Dianna Newman, Principal

Main Points
The Board of Education will be asked to approve the naming of the Highland Creek Relief School.  The school naming committee, which was convened by the school principal, submits the following three names in order of preference:
  1. Parkside Elementary School - Name would recognize the location of the school relative to Mallard Creek Community Park and the partnership between  Mecklenburg Parks and Recreation and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  Both entities share property and an entrance to the property, as well as maintaining the land that surrounds the property.
  2. Johnston Oehler Elementary School - Name would recognize and honor the families who farmed and developed the surrounding land.
  3. Prosperity Ridge Elementary School - Name would recognize the gold mining and prospecting that took place in the area.  The name is easily identifiable with the geographical location of the school.

If the Board approves Parkside Elementary School, the school naming committee would like to propose that the media center be named Johnston Oehler Media Center. 

The school names and media center name were voted on by the school community.


Fiscal Implications

Agenda Item Type
consent items

Recommend approval of the Superintendent's recommendation to name the Highland Creek Relief School