The Washington Parish School Board believes naming a school is a matter of great importance.  The Board shall not be influenced in its decision by personal prejudice or favoritism, political pressure, or temporary popularity in choosing a name.  No school, school building, or other public building shall be named after any living person.  However, a street that is maintained by the School Board and that is not a state or federal highway, or any existing athletic facilities at a school within the Board’s jurisdiction may be named in honor of a living person.


The Superintendent shall be responsible for soliciting names from staff, students, and the community and shall prepare procedures to follow in naming school properties.  These procedures may include a timetable for the naming process in order to lessen any community or factional pressures that may build up when a selection is delayed or seems uncertain. 


New policy:  February 12, 2009

Revised:  January 17, 2013



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:85, 42:267

Board minutes, 2-12-09, 1-17-13


Washington Parish School Board