Community Feedback on New School Names

Community Feedback on New School Names
Posted on 08/12/2020
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The Hanover County School Board is collecting community feedback on new names for the schools formerly known as Lee-Davis High School and Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

We encourage Hanover County students, faculty, staff, parents, and other community stakeholders to provide their suggestions online via the Hanover County Public Schools renaming nomination form. The submission form will be open through Wednesday, August 19.

We are asking respondents to share why they feel we should choose the name they submit. School board policy, which stipulates that schools cannot be named after any person (living or deceased), lists geographic location, environmental features, and historical considerations as factors for consideration.

The online form is the first step for the community to share feedback on the new names.

After the nominations close on August 19, a committee approved by the school board will narrow the suggestions down to 12 to 15 names. We will poll the community on those names from August 21 through August 27.

From August 28 through September 3, we will poll community members on three choices for each school upon the committee’s review of the first poll.

The committee will submit a single name for the high school and a single name for the middle school for the school board’s consideration at its September 8 meeting.

Once the school board chooses new school names, we will also select new mascots. That is a school-based decision, and we will share more information about the mascot selection process with the community as it becomes available.

The school board also voted to direct division staff to remove the exterior signage from the high school and middle school no later than September 7.

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