Com­mit­tee seeks names for new ele­men­tary school

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Charles County Pub­lic Schools (CCPS) is seek­ing com­mu­nity in­put and sug­ges­tions for the name of a new ele­men­tary school that will open for the 2018-19 school year. The school is planned on a site off Billings­ley Road in White Plains, lo­cated near the Green­haven Run and Wor­thing­ton neigh­bor­hoods. The new school will be the school sys­tem’s 22nd ele­men­tary school.

The CCPS School Nam­ing Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee will con­sider sub­mit­ted names and present op­tions to the Charles County Board of Ed­u­ca­tion, which will ul­ti­mately vote and select the school’s name. Board of ed­u­ca­tion policy re­quires that schools be named for a per­son or place of sig­nif­i­cance to Charles County res­i­dents. If rec­om­mend­ing the name of a per­son, the rec­om­mended per­son must be de­ceased.

Any­one in­ter­ested in rec­om­mend­ing a name to the com­mit­tee must present writ­ten doc­u­men­ta­tion, not to ex­ceed one typed page, front and back, of the sig­nif­i­cance of the pro­posed name. Sup­port­ing doc­u­ments may also be in­cluded, but should not be orig­i­nal copies. Sub­mit­ted ma­te­ri­als will not be re­turned.

Pro­pos­als should be mailed by Fri­day, Sept. 9 to Shel­ley Mackey, School Nam­ing Com­mit­tee, Charles County Pub­lic Schools, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646 or email sug­ges­tions to

A com­mit­tee, com­posed of eight mem­bers cho­sen by the board, will re­search, screen and rec­om­mend names to the board. The board of ed­u­ca­tion will make the fi­nal se­lec­tion af­ter the com­mit­tee presents it rec­om­men­da­tions. The com­mit­tee may hold a pub­lic hear­ing to gather com­mu­nity in­put on pro­posed names and sug­ges­tions. Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion will be pub­lished later this fall.

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