Name sought for new school

Names are being sought for the upcoming Elementary School No. 16

Residents are being asked their thoughts on the name of the new elementary school.

On Jan. 5, the Rockwall ISD Board of Trustees’ Naming Facilities Committee began accepting nominations for the naming of Elementary School 16 at 310 Williamsburg Pkwy. in Fate. The new school is scheduled to open in August 2021.

The nomination form may be mailed or delivered to the Rockwall ISD Administration Building, Attn: Communications Department, 1050 Williams St., Rockwall, TX 75087. The deadline to submit forms is 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29.

Rockwall ISD’s naming facilities policy allows schools to be named after:

• An individual who has made a significant contribution to society and/or education whose name shall lend prestige and status to an institution of learning,

• An individual who has served the RISD or the local RISD community, especially in service to children, and whose virtues or characteristics will serve as role models to students, staff and the community, or

• A district property donor or benefactor or his/her family members.

Completed nomination forms should include biographical data to support the nomination, information about the significant contribution or representation the person has made to education or to the local community, the rationale for the recommendation, and a list of family members in the area if the person to be so honored is no longer living.

The committee or board will not consider petitions. The Board of Trustees’ Naming Facilities Committee will review the nominations in February and is expected to make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees at their February monthly meeting.

The nomination form is available online at:

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