Niagara Falls School Board seeks members for school renaming committee

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Posted at 10:45 AM, Jan 19, 2021

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Niagara Falls Board of Education is currently looking for individuals to serve on a school renaming committee.

The school board says the committee would review the renaming of some district schools for local or national Black leaders.

Officials say the organization "Men Standing Strong Together" recently proposed the idea to the school board of renaming up to five elementary schools currently named for streets.

"The Board of Education has a specific school naming policy that calls for the formation of a committee of 10 people, including community members, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and students, to be led by a sitting board member. The committee will conduct a strong review of the attributes and contributions of a proposed individual before bringing its recommendation to the board," a release from the school board says.

If you are interested in joining the committee you must be a Niagara Falls resident and should contact District Clerk Judie Glaser, at JGlaser@nfschools.net by March 15, 2021. Officials say you should be prepared to answer the question: "why do you want to serve on this committee."