by: Scott McCaulley
The Reeds Spring School District will retain that name going forward.
In a release from the District, the survey response about the possibility of a name change to reflect the many communities it serves was 84% against making any change to the name.
The District in the release goes on to say with that overwhelming response, the Board of Education will not pursue a name change any further and have cancelled the May 24th Community Forum to discuss the proposed change.
The complete release from the School District and links to the results are below:
More than 4,400 survey responses make it clear there is little community support for changing the name of the Reeds Spring School District.
The district sent a survey asking about a potential name change in late April, based on a recommendation from the Strategic Planning Committee. 84% of the responses opposed the idea, while 16% showed support.
One of the beliefs in our Strategic Plan is that the collaboration of all stakeholders is vital to the success of every student. We also believe informed and engaged citizens are integral to the success of our community.
With those belief statements in mind, we will no longer move forward with researching a name change. We have fulfilled the intent of the Strategic Plan by seeking input from our community. That means there is no longer a need for the May 24 community forum, so that event has been canceled.
We believe Reeds Spring Schools can become a world-class district by achieving the goals in our Strategic Plan. We’ve already increased teacher salaries to be among the highest in our region, added positions and a classroom to our early childhood program, implemented plans to enhance academic excellence, and hired social workers to better meet the needs of our students.
The Reeds Spring School District appreciates all of the passion and pride shown by our community. Go Wolves!
Links to results: