Update 3: November 18 School Board Report

Following each meeting of the citizens advisory committee, the school renaming email group receives an email recap and an invitation to share their thoughts on the information compiled by the committee as they complete their objectives. Want to join the email group? Sign up here!


Wiseburn Renaming Committee Updates

November 20, 2021 | Leer en español

Board Meeting Report

During the November 18 meeting of the WUSD Board of Trustees, Superintendent Blake Silvers and Dr. Monique Ingram, Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Compliance, presented a report on the current progress of the citizens advisory committee.


The presentation covered the following:

  • A detailed description of the renaming exploration process
  • The roles of various stakeholders, including community members, the citizens advisory committee, and the WUSD Board of Trustees
  • Questions that guide the renaming exploration process and the associated action steps
  • Current recommendations from the committee
  • A preliminary review of the data from the community survey
  • Next steps and considerations in the renaming exploration process


Click here to download the slides from the presentation, and watch it in full by clicking the image below:

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Share Your Thoughts

An initial summary of the community survey responses received through November 11 was reviewed during the WUSD Board of Trustees meeting. The survey remains open for community feedback as we prepare for our next citizens advisory committee meeting.


Click the button below to take the survey and share your thoughts with the committee if you haven’t yet. Be sure to review USC history professor Dr. Philip Ethington’s presentation and our renaming committee’s discussion notes, then submit your thoughts on whether you feel our school namesakes represent Wiseburn’s assurances and whether the schools should be renamed.


If you have already responded to the survey, you can encourage your friends and community members to share their thoughts using the image for social media below.

Provide feedback to the committee

Questions? Contact Dr. Monique Ingram: mingram@wiseburn.org

Involve Your Community

Want to help spread the word about this process? Grab the image below to post to your social networks and get your fellow community members involved!


Use the hashtag #WUSDRenaming and tell your friends and community members to visit our school renaming information portal at wiseburn.org/renaming.

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Next Committee Meeting

The next citizens advisory committee meeting is expected to be held on December 7 (subject to change). Following the meeting, the renaming email group recap will be distributed to this email list.

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