Based on district policy, the Superintendent or designee is responsible for bringing forward, for Board consideration and action, any proposal to name an existing part of the central office or a campus support facility, such as a cafeteria, gym or bus terminal.
School buildings shall be named by the Board, which may appoint a committee to study and suggest possible names for a school building. The Board also invites suggestions from all sources during its considerations.
The Board shall also retain approval authority for District facilities and partial facilities including, but not limited to, the following:
- wings, classrooms, gyms, band halls, libraries, auditoriums, and cafeterias.
(Additional forms will need to be completed for the naming of partial facilities. Please contact the Community Engagement Department at 512-414-3991 for a copy of this form.)
Any facility named prior to the adoption of this provision shall be grandfathered.
The selling of a name for any District facility shall be prohibited. However, donations may be considered in the naming of a District facility.
Names shall not be considered and shall be removed from District facilities if it comes to the attention of the Board that a named individual has been convicted of a felony or of any crime involving moral turpitude; conviction of a lesser included offense pursuant to a plea when the original charged offense is a felony; or deferred adjudication for a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude. See Board policy for complete information.
The criteria for the naming of a District facility shall include the following:
- A facility may be named for an individual, a place such as a landmark or neighborhood, or for any other reason determined by the Board.
- The name must not already be in use by another District school or facility.
- If a facility is named for an individual, the following shall apply:
- The individual may be living or dead for at least 18 months prior to the submission of the individual’s name for consideration by the Board.
- The individual must be recognized by the general public and widely respected.
- The individual must embody exemplary qualities that can serve as a model of excellence.
- The individual, group, or organization must have made a significant contribution, which may include a financial donation, to the District, local community, state, or nation or have a connection to the District.
- A petition shall not be considered by the Board as a criterion for consideration. See Board policy for complete information.
For questions, contact the Community Engagement Office at 512-414-9706.