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Policy BEDJ: Broadcasts of Board Meetings
Policy FF: Naming Facilities
Policy FF-R: Naming Facilities
Policy IJOC: School Volunteers
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Policy FF-R: Naming Facilities

  1. Naming Schools

    1. The principal of a newly constructed or existing school shall have the responsibility for initiating and supervising the process of developing a list of recommended names for the Board of Education to consider.
    2. The principal shall appoint the School Name Advisory Committee  (“the Committee”) which shall be representative of the school’s community and composed of students and adults. The Committee’s charge shall be to recommend to the Board of Education three names for newly constructed or existing schools, listed in order of preference.
    3. Working through the CMS Public Information Department, the principal shall publicize the naming process throughout the school community.  The publicity shall contain information about how community members may give input to the Committee.
    4. In developing the list of names, the Committee shall use the following directives and guidelines:
      1. The Committee shall solicit input from community, historical and cultural groups.
      2. All decisions of the Committee should be made by consensus. 
      3. All recommended names should be easily identifiable with the school and should have special meaning to students and citizens of the community.
      4. The recommended names should not be in conflict with the names of other schools, buildings, or facilities in the system.
      5. The recommended names may represent the geographic area or community in which the school is located, a historical figure or location, or an individual who is deceased whose name has special significance and /or who made an outstanding contribution to the school or school system, community, state or nation.
      6. The Committee should research the history of each recommended name and provide a summary of the research with the submitted list. 
    5. The principal shall forward the Committee’s recommended names to the Regional Assistant Superintendents and the Deputy Superintendent for review and comment. The Regional Assistant Superintendents and the Deputy Superintendent may request additional information from the Committee.
    6. The Deputy Superintendent shall forward the list of names to the Superintendent and the Executive Staff for review and decision regarding presentation of the recommended names to the Board of Education.
    7.  The Board of Education has the ultimate responsibility for naming schools.
       
  2. Naming New or Existing Facilities

    1. The Public Information Department or other staff designated by the Superintendent shall have the responsibility for initiating and supervising the process of developing a list of recommended names for a newly constructed or existing facility for the Board of Education to consider.