When any new facility is acquired or constructed, the superintendent will make a recommendation
to the Board of appropriate names for the new facility. The superintendent can use a committee in
developing a Board recommendation. If a committee is used, the committee can recommend two
(2) or three (3) possible names to the Board for consideration, and the names will be included in the
minutes. If possible, staff members who serve on the committee will include those slated to work
in the new facility. 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 can give preference to names of local individuals and individuals who are associated
with the intended use of the new facility. Special consideration can 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
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
Farmington R-7 School District, Farmington, Missouri
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