High School Name Change

Carrie Ardito
Director of Communications
651-403-7008 | carrie.ardito@isd197.org

District Seeks High School Name Committee Participants

We are extending our deadline for committee applications to Friday, April 9. We have been very pleased with the response thus far but we want to ensure everyone has ample time to apply.

In December, the School District 197 School Board made a decision to change the name of our high school and work with stakeholders to develop options for a new name. As part of this process, the School Board has decided to form a School District 197 High School Name Committee and is requesting help from our community to help develop the name options. We are seeking students, staff, families, alumni, and community members who can bring a diversity of experience, age, race, ethnicity, and gender to the naming process.  

Participation on the committee means a commitment to four virtual evening meetings and it is important that team members commit to attending all sessions. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please click the button to the left to review the meeting dates to ensure you are available and then complete the online application by Friday, April 9.

We anticipate a great response to help develop name options for our high school. The selection of the committee members will be made by the superintendent after a careful review of submissions for the committee. It is unlikely that all of those seeking to participate on the committee will be selected.  However, we will also provide opportunities for all stakeholders to provide input or feedback about potential school names during the process. Applicants who are selected will be notified on Thursday, April 15. If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Ardito, the director of communications, at carrie.ardito@isd197.org.