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I.  Mission, Legal Structure, and System of Governance

 

            D.  Guidelines for the Use and Abandonment of School Buildings

 

                        1.  Naming School Facilities

 

1)      No school building shall be named after any person either living or deceased.

2)      While areas within a school facility or school grounds may be considered for naming after individuals, historical events, geographical points, or other instances suitable for public properties, the use of plaques, memorial gardens, benches and the like are favored for this purpose.  School Committee approval is required prior to the naming of any school property or the placement of plaques or construction of monuments or edifices on school property.

3)      Specific guidelines to be followed in submitting nominations for naming of school properties:

a)      No financial expense may be incurred by the school department.  Evidence of financial support for the initiative must be presented in the nominating letter.

b)      Nominations may be submitted by school based or community based groups.

c)      Individuals so nominated must have rendered exemplary and extraordinary service to the school department or the community.  Evidence of this extraordinary service, donations, or other volunteer activities shall be presented to the Superintendent as part of the nomination.

d)     Based on the information provided, the Superintendent will consider the request and, if appropriate, may forward the nomination to the School Committee for consideration.  In some instances, a District Advisory Committee may be appointed if additional consideration is warranted.

e)      If a District Advisory Committee has been appointed, they shall report their findings to the School Committee within sixty days of receipt of the nomination with a recommendation for action.

f)       The final decision will be voted on by the Narragansett School Committee.  School Committee approval is required prior to the naming of any school property or the placement of plaques or construction of monuments or edifices on school property.

 

1st Reading:     May 21, 2003

Adopted:          June 18, 2003                                                                                               

Revised:

            1st Reading:  October 21, 2009                                      Narragansett School System

            Approved:  November 24, 2009                                     Narragansett, Rhode Island