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Community Meeting Scheduled to Name School at Lacey Site

Community members will be allowed to submit names for consideration before the final vote.

Community Meeting Scheduled to Name School at Lacey Site

Fairfax County Public Schools is seeking input for naming the new elementary school on the Lacey site in Annandale.

On Jan. 18 at , FCPS will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. for parents of students who will transition to the school.

According to an e-mail sent out to parents on Dec. 29, the "purpose of this meeting is to determine what proposed names are most popular within the community... Ultimately, the School Board will vote on a name for the new elementary school after receiving the community input from this meeting and a follow up recommendation from the Superintendent."

After all recommendations have been presented, the community will be allowed to vote on their choices. The meeting is open to the public, but regulation 8170 states that only those who live in the school's attendance area will be allowed to vote. Only one vote per household will count for first, second, and third chouce names. There's also a possibility that there will be additional rounds of voting to narrow down the list of suggested names before a final vote can take place.

Although elementary schools usually are given "geographical or historical names", according to the e-mail, all names can be submitted for consideration.

Those who are unable to attend the meeting can e-mail potential names to cluster3admin@fcps.edu by Monday, Jan. 16 or contact the Cluster III office at 571-423-1130. To read more about regulation 8170 and the process of naming a new school, click here.

Back in November, Brian Butler was chosen as the new principal and promised parents a communicative administration. Parents have also already started to form their parent-teacher association. The school is scheduled to open in September for the open for the 2012-13 school year.

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