Policy F – Facilities Planning and Development
SECTION F: FACILITIES PLANNING AND DEVELOPEMENT
Section F contains policies on facility planning, financing, construction and renovation.
The Superintendent shall recommend to the Board when new facilities are needed.
The naming of a school facility 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. An orderly, announced procedure is expected to lessen the community or factional pressures that so quickly build up when the selection of a name is delayed or seems uncertain.
Facility is defined as school buildings, administration buildings, gymnasiums, stadiums, athletic fields and playgrounds. The board of education directs the Superintendent or his designee to notify the public of the naming of the facility by utilizing the local paper, district website and/or school newsletters.
Criteria for Consideration:
1. Schools/facilities may be named after an area or community where the school is located or after a person or persons.
2. In naming a school facility after a person, primary consideration should be given to individuals who have made a significant contribution to education in the community. In addition to societal contributions, the moral character of the individual must be considered.
3. Recognizing that the ethnic and cultural composition of a local school community will change and that school/facility names are permanent, the name selected should have broad acceptance in a multi-cultural society.
4. In naming a school facility after a person, that person shall have been deceased at least one year.
From time to time, as an alternative to naming the entire building after an individual, the board of education may choose to recognize outstanding service to the youth of this district by dedicating or naming an appropriate area (i.e., playground, library, gymnasium, auditorium, etc.) in honor of some exceptional individual(s) who have unselfishly given their time and energy in promoting excellence in education.
The Board of Education may appoint an advisory committee for the purpose of studying and recommending nominations. The final selection of a name for new or existing facilities shall be made by a majority vote of the Board of Education.