Deadline approaching to help name Lexington’s new elementary school

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Fayette County Public Schools is seeking community suggestions to help select a name for its newest elementary school, which is currently under construction on Athens Boonesboro Road.

The district’s naming policy says new schools, facilities, and properties may be named for a geographical area of Lexington/Fayette County or a prominent deceased person who contributed to the history and/or progress of the Lexington/Fayette County area or nation. To date, the naming committee has heard from 294 members of the community and received 27 different suggestions.

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FCPS says the vision for the new school is “to expose our students to diverse opportunities through the lens of arts education while providing the unique experience of leaning in an environment that allows students to access every part of their brain. We have the responsibility to ensure that ALL students are actively engaged, achieving at high levels and are prepared to excel in a global society.”

Members of the naming committee include families whose children will attend the new school, school and district leaders, community representatives and elected officials from the area.

The deadline for submissions is noon on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.



Nominations can be submitted in three ways:

1)               Online at bit.ly/namingABE (link is case sensitive)

2)               Via email at jessica.greene@fayette.kyschools.us

3)               Via mail at New Elementary School Naming Committee, 1126 Russell Cave Road, Lexington, KY 40505.

Submissions via email or mail must include: 1) suggested name for the new elementary school, 2) rationale, 3) your first and last name, and 4) your email address.

The naming committee will make a recommendation to the Superintendent who will then make a recommendation to the Fayette County Board of Education. The full naming policy is attached to this email.

Lexington’s 37th elementary school will open in August of 2019.