New PK-2 Building Naming Process Begins ~ Input Needed!
In the fall of 2021, the Lake County School District expects to open our new pre-k through second grade building. This building is located just north of the current West Park Elementary site. West Park Elementary was built when the town of Climax incorporated into the Leadville area in 1962-1963.
The new building will also house The Center Early Childhood Program. The Center opened its doors in 1988 to bring child care, preschool, and family services together.
We have an opportunity to explore if the Leadville community wishes to re-name the new facility. This survey is how you can prioritize what criteria will be used to rank name suggestions, as well as volunteer to be on the name selection committee. Later this month a second survey will go out asking for name recommendations.
Please complete the survey by 3 pm on October 22. The committee will have 12 members (must be at least 10 years old) made up of 3 students, 3 employees (1 from The Center, 1 from West Park Elementary, 1 At-large), 3 patrons, and 3 parents. The committee will be drawn by random selection at 9 AM on October 23rd from the pool of interested candidates.
This first survey is to learn from the community what priorities and criteria should be used in picking a name. Once these criteria are identified and described by the naming committee, a second survey will be sent out to ask for name ideas which relate to the identified priorities and criteria. The naming committee will then analyze all of the responses and make a recommendation of a name to the School Board. The School Board has the final say in the naming process.
Thank you so much for taking the time to offer your input – it is so helpful when making an important decision like this for our community!