Return to Headlines

School Renaming Committees

School Renaming Committees

 

Background:

In line with a call to action in Policy 1030, Equity in Education in Orange County Schools, the OCS School Board has accepted 15 Equity Resolution ACTION ITEMS, as presented by the OCS Equity Advisory Board on March 8, 2021.

Focus Area / Action Item number 11 involves the Board’s recent decisions to rename both Cameron Park Elementary and C.W. Stanford Middle schools.

Item 11 is: “Review the names of buildings in our district to examine their origin and compliance with Policy 1030.”

The OCS School Board gave its nod of approval to these details in the school renaming process, which were presented by OCS Superintendent Dr. Monique Felder at the March 8, 2021 School Board Meeting. 


At this time, OCS is requesting public participation in this important process. There are two ways you can help…


1. Serve on a School Renaming Committee

Committee Application: 

Orange County Schools seeks to form a broad, richly diverse School Renaming Committee to provide input to the Board of Education on potential names for schools being renamed.  The Committee will follow the process outlines in the District's Policy 9300, Naming Facilities & Memorials.

Here is the policy.

  • *A lottery may be used to select participants
  • *School staff & principal can live outside of the OCS school zone
  • *Additional outreach may be needed to ensure a richly, diverse committee
  • *Committee members can submit names but must do so by completing form in name submission portal by April 5, 2021.

School Renaming Committee Renaming Application deadline is March 26, 2021


2. Make a recommendation or suggestion

Submit a School Name or Ideas: 

Orange County Schools is looking to change the names of CW Stanford Middle School and Cameron Park Elementary School, following the Districts, Board Policy 9300 - Naming Facilities & Memorials 

A Committee is being formed to manage the renaming process.  Here are details of the process and timelines.

Please provide suggestions for the renaming of these schools (form link) to be considered in the renaming process.  Your input ensures wide engagement throughout the community.

Name Submission Deadline is April 5, 2021