During the committee’s fifth meeting, the group was presented with the data from the last community renaming survey requesting feedback on the type of name Wiseburn schools should have. Out of 548 responses to our surveys, preference overall for type of name is as follows:
- Geographic: 33.8%
- Individual: 32.1%
- Values/Characteristics: 15.9%
- Other: 18.2%
This data was presented to the WUSD School Board, who recommended that the committee and community focus their exploration of names on the Geographic and Individual name types. Therefore, the committee is now tasked with exploring and identifying school name suggestions in the Geographic and Individual categories, while the community is invited to submit name ideas.
Given the volume of name submissions, the committee discussed the criteria for narrowing the name suggestions, in addition to focusing on names that best represent the Wiseburn mission and assurances. A consolidated draft of the criteria based on suggestions from committee members is as follows: