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PL 3 – 08.1.1: Facilities and Property Naming

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Date of Approval: 2017 August 1 
Last Amended: 
Last Reviewed: 2019 November 29

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It is the will of the Board that the Superintendent provide the Board with information that ensures the naming of a facility enhances the profile and image of education in the Division.


  1. The Superintendent shall develop a plan to be approved by the Board to develop a list of possible school names when naming or renaming a school. The plan shall adhere to the following guidelines:
    1. individual’s names should not be used for school names
    2. as long as there is only one school, one elementary school, or one secondary school in each community, those schools shall bear the name of the community
    3. the name shall not imply the Division’s endorsement of partisan political or ideological positions, nor of commercial products or services
    4. unless otherwise directed by the Board, naming options shall include suggestions solicited from the community.
  2. The Superintendent shall ensure that all staff are informed that only the Board may authorize the naming or renaming of a school, room of the school, any structure, school playground, or school field.


2017 Aug 1 Approved
2018 Feb 2 Reviewed
2019 Nov 29 Reviewed