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Policy 6970
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The purpose of this policy is to ensure a consistent, respectful, and community-involved approach to naming or renaming district buildings and facilities within Tacoma Public Schools, recognizing the significance such naming holds for students, staff, and the community.

It is the policy of Tacoma Public Schools that Board approval be obtained for all decisions to name a building or district facility, or to change the name of a building or district facility. The Board sets forth the following protocols and guiding principles:  

  • Superintendent's Role: The Superintendent is hereby authorized to develop and maintain regulations that provide detailed procedures, criteria, and guidelines for the naming or renaming process, ensuring that it aligns with the district's values and objectives.


  • Community-Focused: The Board believes that the facility naming or renaming process should reflect the district's commitment to its community, history, and educational mission. As such, the process should consider the views, values, and sentiments of the Tacoma Public Schools community.


  • Transparency and Integrity: All naming or renaming processes should be undertaken with transparency, ensuring that decisions uphold the integrity and reputation of Tacoma Public Schools.

Cross Reference:

Policy 1600 – Anti-Racism

Adoption Date: 1/13/2005

Revised Date: 9/26/2013, 11/09/2023

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