Debate begins on school name

The process has begun to brand the only remaining school in the city and the call for help has gone out.

The process has begun to brand the only remaining school in the city.

School District 20 has initiated the renaming process for the former Rossland Secondary School building that now houses elementary school and middle school students.

To begin the process the school needs two parent volunteers “willing and able” to be on the school renaming committee.

They must commit to attend two to three meetings, to help with criteria selection, be part of the process to collect submissions from the community and to select names from those submitted, read a missive from the current school administration sent out Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Dates for the meetings will be Dec. 4, 5 p.m., Feb. 12 and possibly one in early January if the committee needs a third meeting.

The committee also needs one non-parent, non-staff and one non-student community member on the committee.

Children in kindergarten and up to Grade 5 at MacLean Elementary School have been taking their classes at the former high school, along with grades six to nine already at the school. Around 420 students are estimated to be enrolled in the school this year.

Some people have been referring to it as Rossland School but the most commonly heard name is still RSS. The school has been without a proper name since it opened as a kindergarten to Grade 9 facility in September.

Those interested can contact school principal Karen Lavender by email at klavender@sd20.bc.ca by Nov. 29. She will draw names randomly from those who are interested.

 

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