District now accepting name recommendations for new elementary school
District now accepting name recommendations for new elementary school
Posted on 09/18/2017
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A rendering of Elementary No. 18

The Northwest ISD Board of Trustees and administration invites community members to submit name suggestions for the district's new elementary school, which is set to open in August 2018.

As stated in the Northwest ISD board policy, the board “shall name school buildings and educational facilities according to” specific criteria. The policy lists the following naming options for schools serving students in kindergarten to eighth grade:

1. In memory of a person who has served the District or community, especially in service to children, and whose virtues or characteristics will serve as role models to students, staff and the community

2. In memory of any person who has made a significant contribution to society and/or education, whose name shall lend prestige or status to an institution of learning

3. A local residential or geographic area (names in this category should be “neutral” if more than one community will be served by a particular facility)

4. A District property donor or his or her family members

Any recommendations for the specific name of a person will only be considered if the person is no longer living.

An electronic nomination form is available at www.nisdtx.org/elem18, or a physical form may be requested by calling 817-215-0171. Additional information may be included, such as news clippings, letters of recommendation and/or printed resources that would assist the board in making a decision.

The district’s 18th elementary school will be located north of U.S. Highway 287, east of F.M. 156 and south of Bonds Ranch Road in the Revelstoke subdivision, which is currently being developed. The school was designed by Stantec and being constructed by Balfour Beatty. Trustees are expected to approve a school principal in the spring of 2018.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 13. All nominations that meet board policy will be reviewed by a naming selection committee and recommended to the school board on Monday, Nov. 13.  Trustees will vote on a final name at their Monday, Dec. 11, school board meeting.