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Georgetown ISD Seeks Feedback to Name New Facilities

Georgetown Independent School District is seeking nominations to name two projects: a future-ready complex and elementary school No. 11, projects that were approved by voters during the November 2021 election. 

Construction on the future-ready complex will begin in the summer of 2022 on land off of Airport Road and is scheduled for opening in the fall of 2024.  The complex will serve as the home to advanced-level career and technical education (CTE) programs, Richarte High School, the district’s early learning center, and the Bridges program as well as the Georgetown ISD Health & Wellness Center in partnership with Lone Star Circle of Care. 

“We’ve been referring to this project as a future-ready complex for about a year now, and it’s time to find an appropriate name for it moving forward,” said Superintendent Fred Brent. “It’s important that we approve a name that honors all of the programs that will be housed here. It’s not one building… not one program… but a collaborative space that supports future-ready efforts in Georgetown ISD.”

Elementary school No. 11 is expected to begin construction in the Santa Rita Ranch neighborhood on the district’s west side this summer with a scheduled opening for the fall semester of 2024. 

GUIDELINES FOR NAMING

GISD Board Policy CW (LOCAL) states the school board has the authority to name facilities using the following criteria:

  1. A historical or geographical site or community
  2. A local, state, or national historical event or place
  3. A significant local, state or national figure
  4. A person who has made a significant contribution to education in the district

If the proposed name is a historical or geographic site, the name submitted must be accompanied by a written summary and/or a description of the significance of the name.

If the proposed name is in honor of an individual, the name must be accompanied by a written rationale and/or description of the named person’s accomplishments. Each name nominated must fulfill the following criteria:

  1. The nominee shall be widely respected, regardless of any partisan affiliation.
  2. The nominee shall be a person of character who embodies a wholesome image that would be expected to stand the test of time.
  3. The nominee shall have a background of service to people of the district, Texas, or the United States.

The community is invited to share feedback for board consideration on the naming of these two facilities. The deadline for submission of proposed names is midnight on Wednesday, April 13. Nominations can be submitted online:

Submit a nomination for the future-ready complex

Submit a nomination for elementary school No. 11