When any new facility is acquired or constructed, the Board will appoint a committee consisting of
community members, students and staff to recommend appropriate names for the new facility. If
possible, staff members who serve on the committee will include those slated to work in the new
facility. The committee will recommend two (2) or three (3) possible names to the Board for
consideration, and the names will be included in the minutes. Activities of the committee are
governed by the Missouri Sunshine Law. The Board of Education will make the final decision on
the name of any district facility.
The committee will give preference to names of local individuals and individuals who are associated
with the intended use of the new facility. Special consideration will be given to those names that
have special significance to students, staff or the community.
Existing Facilities and Additions
Once a building or facility has been named, that name will remain with the building or facility
unless changed by the Board. Names will be changed using the same process outlined above.
Names may be changed when a specific program or theme the facility was named for changes, when
the current name no longer supports the objectives of the facility, or due to additions or renovations
to an existing facility.
The Board of Education may, when it is in the best interest of the district to do so, contract to sell
or lease naming rights to any district-owned property to an entity or organization whose stated
purpose is consistent with the educational mission of the district and whose activities are not
contrary to that mission.
The Board may have plaques installed on new construction projects or renovations to existing
facilities reflecting the name of the facility; the names of the Board members in office at the time
the project was approved; the name of the superintendent serving at the time the project was
approved; and the names of the architect, general contractor and others as determined by the Board.
The plaque will also include the date the project was completed.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Dunklin R-5 School District, Herculaneum, Missouri
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