We want your opinions

September 24, 2006


In a move that would break with the school system's policy of naming of schools after geographical features, a committee is recommending that the new northeastern elementary school be called Veterans Elementary School. The school was built next to the Yingling-Ridley VFW Post 7472 in Ellicott City on land that the post sold to the school system.

"Honoring veterans is a proper thing to do, and particularly now," said Joshua Kaufman, the school board chairman.

What do you think of the idea of calling the new school Veterans Elementary School? And in what other instances might it be appropriate for the school system to make exceptions to its naming policy?


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