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Public Input Sought to Name New Elementary School

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kunr_aliceelementaryschool_byaa_02-300x214-6589718-9207123Suggested names for a new elementary school to be built in South Reno are being accepted now until Sept. 1 by the Washoe County School District’s school naming committee, which will recommend a final list of names to the board of trustees.

The school will be in the Double Diamond area of the South Meadows. It’s scheduled to open in fall 2019 and relieve crowding at Brown and Double Diamond elementary schools.
Eleven voting members make up the naming committee: seven parents or guardians (one from each trustee district), two at-large members, one high school student, and one school district representative.

The school naming committee holds its first public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology High School, 380 Edison Way. For a meeting agenda, click here.

To submit a suggestion for the school’s name, visit https://www.washoeschools.net//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=293.

Prior to putting forth a recommendation, those submitting can view the district’s policy on naming schools here.

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Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.

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