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Policy: 4.26

SCHOOL BUILDING NAMES Responsibility It is the responsibility of the Falls Church School Board to determine the name of schools in the division. The Board will solicit and carefully consider input from the public regarding school names but reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the name of any school. Criteria Schools may be named for distinguished persons who have made outstanding historical contributions to the state or nation, consistent with the magnitude of the contributions made by persons whose names are already used for schools in the division. The School Board will give strong consideration to names of women and minorities. Geographic or regional names may also be considered for new school buildings. These names should be clearly identifying, widely known, and recognized. All names should reflect the values of the community. The Board welcomes suggestions for school building names on an ongoing basis. These names will be kept on file by the Superintendent and used as references. Interim Name In the event that it is needed for a new building, the Superintendent will establish a temporary, generic name to designate a site or building for planning purposes, until the School Board acts to name the building. Committee The Superintendent shall establish a process to solicit individuals to serve on a name recommendation committee, as well as to solicit broad community input in name suggestions. The Superintendent will appoint

Adopted: 9/28/04 Revised: ───────────────────────────── Falls Church City Public Schools
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Policy: 4.26

the committee, and its chairperson. The membership of the committee will comprise, at least: a chairperson, a representative from each school-affiliated organization, one professional employee, one support employee, one administrator, and four community representatives (either individual or as representative of community groups). Appropriate student representation will be included. Once appointed, the School Board will give the committee its charge, including a time line for completion of its work. The committee will recommend five names consistent with the criteria as outlined in this policy, in no rank order, for consideration by the School Board. The School Board’s decision is final.

Legal Reference: Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, Sections 22.1-78, 22.1-79

Adopted: 9/28/04 Revised: ───────────────────────────── Falls Church City Public Schools
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