No guarantee AUPS name will follow it to new school building
Posted July 10,
With planning well underway on the $10 million replacement for Alliston
Union Public School (AUPS) for a September 2014 opening, the next
potential hot button issue on the near horizon could be what to name it.
There is no guarantee that it will continue to be called AUPS whose
roots are over 50 years old in Alliston, but it will be one of the
The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has a policy for naming
or renaming a school that will kick in shortly, including formation of
a "special naming committee."
According to the policy: "The SCDSB will give consideration to the
following important factors when naming or renaming a school:
Local importance of the institution including the name of a
school that has been closed;
The significance of an individual whose national,
provincial or local accomplishments are widely recognized and will have
long lasting meaning to the school community;
The diversity of the school community;
The possible duplication of a similar school name within
SCDSB and other co-terminus boards.
The naming committee is comprised of the following: the local
Trustee(s); school principal; one additional member of board staff; at
least one but no more than three students who will attend the new
school; at least one but no more than three parent representatives from
the new school attendance area; one member of each municipal council
directly involved in the school; one community member.
"After broad consultation, the committee will make a recommendation to
the Board of Trustees," according to the policy. "In making the final
decision the Board is not bound by the recommendations made by the