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Name the new Waterloo elementary school

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- The Waterloo Community School District is asking for help to name the new elementary school.

The Site Council of Edison Elementary School is accepting recommendations of names for the new school that is replacing Edison and Black Hawk.

It is temporarily being called West Elemen­tary School.

Here are the standards set by the Board of Education for building names:

-A facility may be named for a person or group who has made a significant contribution to the community, state, or nation. In addition to societal contributions, the moral character of the individual must be considered.

-Recognizing that the ethnic and cultural composition of a local school community may change, while facility names are relatively permanent, the name should have broad acceptance in a multicultural society.

-The traditions of the facility and its intended use should be taken into account.

-Facilities may not be named for a living person, although they may be named for a group of people such as a family or organization.

-Facilities may not be named for a business.

-A facility many be named in recognition of the neighborhood, area, or community.

Once names are submitted, the Site Council will narrow the field of names, and make a recommendation, which includes three finalists, to the Superintendent, who makes a recommendation to the Board of Education for its review and approval.

Please submit recommendations with supporting background information to Melissa Steggall, Principal of Edison Elementary, 740 Magnolia Parkway, Waterloo, IA 50701.

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