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Name change possible at King George school

The new school that opened in 2012 year on the site of the old King George school could get a new name this year.
The Upper Grand District School Board is also looking for names for three other elementary schools that will open in September in Guelph and Rockwood, along with one in Orangeville.
An online survey is being posted on the board’s website to solicit names for these schools, a board news release said. It’s at www.ugdsb.on.ca/name.
As well, boxes to collect naming submissions will be in the feeder and holding schools for the schools. Public input is welcome until the deadline of Jan. 17.
Principals of the new schools will also canvass students and parents about their naming ideas.
At its December meeting, the school board appointed the trustees who will be part of naming committees for the schools.
Although a new King George school opened its doors in September 2012 on the site of the old, demolished school, it is being used as a “holding school” until September 2014, when it will officially open as a French immersion centre.
During its first two years, it has been holding students from other schools under construction – last year students from the former Laurine Avenue school, and this year former students of Ken Danby school who will attend a new east end school on Lee Street when it opens in September.
Trustees Jennifer Waterston, Susan Moziar and Linda Busuttil will sit on the naming committee for King George school. It might be renamed “as a result of the new school building, grade configuration and French immersion designation,” the release said.
Moziar will also sit on the naming committee for the two brand new schools set to open in Guelph next fall, the board decided. She’ll sit on the committee for the Lee Street school along with board chair Mark Bailey, and she’ll sit on the committee for a new south end school on Zaduk Place along with trustee Marty Fairbairn.
The trustee representative on the naming committee for what will be Rockwood’s second public school is Kathryn Cooper, who represents that area.
The board decided to rename the former Laurine Avenue school before a larger school on the site opened last September. It was renamed John Galt Public School, in honour of the city’s founder.

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