The District’s Recommending School Names Committee is actively seeking community involvement in recommending new names for Jordan and Terman Middle Schools.
The Committee was formed by former Superintendent Max McGee after the School Board voted to rename the two schools due to the leadership roles their namesakes, David Starr Jordan and Lewis Terman, played in the eugenics movement during the early years of the last century.
Help the School Naming Committee by suggesting a name below.
Recommendations cannot be accepted after January 22, 2018.
The Board’s established policy, Naming of Facilities (BP 7310), reads as follows:
The Board of Education may name district schools and other … facilities in recognition of:
- Individuals, living or deceased, and entities that have made outstanding contributions, including financial contributions, to the school community
- Individuals, living or deceased, who have made outstanding contributions or statewide, national, or worldwide significance
- The geographic area in which the school …is located
The Board has also stipulated that, to avoid confusion as required by BP 7310, names with the words Jordan or Terman will not be considered.
Please help the committee by proposing a name and giving us a brief rationale. Names that include the words Jordan or Terman will not be considered.
Be sure to sign your name with your email or phone contact. Anonymous recommendations will not be accepted.