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Help the ASD Name Elementary School #15

The Auburn School District’s 15th elementary school will open in September 2020 at 5701 Kersey Way SE.  Every new school needs a great name!  The Auburn School District Board of Directors is seeking community input for the name of the new elementary.

Between today and November 30, the district is soliciting name suggestions from students, parents and the community.  In December, a superintendent-appointed committee will review the suggestions and forward 3-5 recommendations to the School Board for consideration.

The School Board is scheduled to select the name of the new school at the January 14 board meeting.

Suggestions may be submitted via the Auburn School District website at www.auburn.wednet.edu/helpnameelementary15. Submissions will be accepted online and via the printable form available on the district website.

Excerpt from ASD Board Policy 6970: Naming/Renaming of District Facilities

The board of directors considers the naming/renaming of a district facility a matter of significance. In selecting a name, the board will give preference to names identifying the geographic area of the community served by said facility. Normally, facilities (library, playfield, gymnasium, etc.) that are a part of a school location are not independently named. However, the board will make the decision if special circumstances exist that would justify an independent name for a portion of an existing facility.

In exceptional instances, the board may elect to name/rename a facility or portion of a facility in honor of an individual who has attained a great prominence, either locally or nationally, or made a long-term contribution to the education of children in the Auburn schools. Names of persons who are living or have been deceased less than three years generally will not be considered. However, special consideration may be given to individuals still living who have made significant contributions to the local community, if circumstances warrant.

The above is a press release from the Auburn School District. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its content.

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