Leander ISD is looking for public input on naming their next school.
The district’s 26th elementary school will open in August for the 2017-18 school year. The naming process is underway, and nominations are being accepted until Jan. 20.
According to Leander ISD, the LISD board of trustees will receive a preliminary list of name nominations at their Jan. 19 meeting. They will have a chance to review the complete list of nominations after the Jan. 20 deadline. Nominations will be discussed at a February board meeting. The board will have the opportunity to vote on a name in February, but they will be able to choose to table the decision until a later date.
According to Veronica Sopher, Asst. Superintendent of Community and Government Relations, the administration does not recommend names and only uses suggestions nominated from the pubic.
District policy states that Elementary School No. 26 could be named after the community it is located in. The school is being built on Barley Road in Leander in front of Stiles Middle
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees voted to approve Scenario C for the 2017-2018 elementary attendance boundaries during the June 2, 2016 board meeting. The school will alleviate overcrowding at Pleasant Hill, Whitestone, Reagan and Parkside elementary schools.
The criteria states that the new building’s name can also come from a historical or geographical site, a local, state or national event or a significant individual. If the nominated name is after an individual (deceased or alive), it must be a widely respected person of character who embodies a wholesome image that would be expected to stand the test of time. This person should carry a background of service to the people of the district, Texas or the United States.
Residents may submit name nominations online at www.leanderisd.org or call 512-570-0000 to request a nomination form.