Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pasco School Board Seeks Community Input on Naming Elementary “W”

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (January 27, 2016) – The District School Board of Pasco County is accepting suggestions from the community for the name of the new elementary school under construction in Wesley Chapel.  Elementary “W” is scheduled to open in August on Mansfield Boulevard, across from Dr. John Long Middle School.

School Board policy encourages community members, educators, and students to provide suggestions for school names.  The Board prefers to name schools after the general location, features of the area, or historical information about the school’s location, and the suggested name must be descriptive and brief.

If submitting the name of an individual, the name should be of a person of prominence recognized for his or her outstanding civic or educational contribution. The Board will only consider naming a school after an elected official or School Board employee if he or she has been deceased for two or more years or left public office or employment in the district two or more years ago.  The name, once adopted by the Board, is considered permanent unless the facility or its use changes.

Please submit your suggestions with a brief explanation for each school name by February 29, 2016.  Email submissions using the Subject “Elementary W” to lcobbe@pasco.k12.fl.us, fax them to 813-794-2716, or mail them to:

Linda Cobbe
Communications & Government Relations Dept.
7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638