Every new school needs a great name.
Between today and Nov. 30, the Auburn School District Board of Directors is counting on students, parents and everyone else to come up with a fantastic name to slap on its 15th elementary school, which opens in September 2020 at 5701 Kersey Way SE.
In December, a superintendent-appointed committee will review the suggestions and forward three to five recommendations to the board, which will select the name of the new school at its Jan. 14 meeting.
District policy typically gives preference to names identifying the geographic area the school serves. Normally, facilities — library, playfield, gymnasium, etc. — that are a part of a school location are not named independently. The board will do so, however, if special circumstances warrant it. That is, the board may choose to name or rename a facility or a 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 people who are living or who have been dead less than three years generally will not be considered. If circumstances warrant, however, the board may consider living individuals who have made significant contributions to the community,
Suggestions may be submitted via the Auburn School District website at auburn.wednet.edu/
For information, contact Vicki Alonzo, director of communications, at 253-931-4713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.