Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/10/2019 - 6:30 PM
Type: Action
Subject: Discussion on Recommendation Regarding the Name of Paul H. Cale Elementary School (8:35 to 9:05)
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 1
We will engage every student.
Objective 3
We will improve opportunity and achievement.
Policy: FA - Building and Naming Facilities
Enclosure: To view the contents of the Paul H. Cale Elementary School Advisory Committee Report, copy and paste this URL address into your computer's search bar:
File Attachment:
Final Draft of Recommendation to the School Board--Cale Renaming Haas 09 24 19.docx (2).pdf
FA-R School Renaming (002) (002).pdf
Summary: At the September 26, 2019 meeting, Dr. Haas recommended to the School Board to change the name of Paul H. Cale Elementary School. The recommendation was consistent with that of the citizen advisory committee assigned with bringing Dr. Haas a recommendation.
In addition to changing the school name, Dr. Haas recommended four changes to School Board Policy FA. The policy recommendations called for amending the policy to allow for more than one naming or renaming advisory committee at a time. Further, he suggested combining the directive to future committees to include determining whether to change the name of a school and, if needed, selecting a new name. With regard to the naming practice for future schools and facilities, Haas proposed prioritizing geographical location, and he suggested implementing a standard review cycle for all school names to ensure that names remain relevant to the school division’s policies and mission.
If the Board approves changing the name of Paul H. Cale Elementary, the Cale advisory committee will reconvene to make a recommendation on a new name for the school.
Recommendation: 1) Discuss and vote on changing the name of Paul H. Cale Elementary School.
2) Receive for first read, the proposed changes to Policy FA. The revised policy will be placed on the October 24th consent agenda for approval.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Jennifer Johnston - School Board Clerk
Signed By:
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent