Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Dixie School District panels cull lists of potential names

The Miwok lived for 4500 years on the land which is now Miller Creek School.  Why not name the district for them?

Dixie School District panels cull lists of potential names

By KERI BRENNER | kbrenner@marinij.com | Marin Independent Journal
PUBLISHED: June 10, 2019 at 6:23 pm | UPDATED: June 10, 2019 at 8:27 pm

The Dixie School District in San Rafael has released a set of possible new names as a decision deadline draws near.

“Using criteria from the board, (the committee members) have reviewed over 100 name submissions and narrowed the list to seven names,” district Superintendent Jason Yamashiro said in an email to the district community Friday.

The seven names identified by the district’s naming advisory committee are: Acorn Valley, Josephine Leary, Joseph Eichler, Laurel Creek, Quail Song, Creekside and Kenne school districts. The public is invited to sign petitions for the names at an event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Creek Middle School at 2255 Las Gallinas Ave.

For the elementary school, a renaming committee has narrowed down the choices to three location-related potential names: Lucas Valley, Big Rock and Creekside. The school at 1175 Idylberry Road is within the Lucas Valley neighborhood, near the “Big Rock” landmark off of Lucas Valley Road and also boasts a creek that runs through its campus.

The district names come as two separate citizen advisory committees are gathering recommendations and signatures on petitions to give to the board of trustees by a June 25 deadline.

The board is expected.. see full article HERE

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