Naming a school or designated areas 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 school name. The School Committee believes that it is appropriate to name schools for physical locations, geographical areas, distinguished local, state, and national leaders whose names will lend dignity and stature to the school, or significant or pertinent events.

The School Committee also thinks that in appropriate circumstances, naming rights to school buildings or portion thereof might be licensed to a corporation or other entity in return for a fee. In these cases, the Committee recognizes that the nature and reputation of any such entity seeking to license these naming rights must not be inconsistent with the educational mission of the District.

The Superintendent will prepare for the approval of the Committee a procedure to follow in recommending names for school buildings. Whenever possible, the wishes of the community, including parents and students, should be considered in naming new facilities.


Adopted: March 6, 2014