FDC: Memorials, Funerals, and Naming of District Facilities
Requests to use district buildings and/or facilities for displaying memorials, hosting funeral or memorial services, or honoring a person with its name shall be considered in accordance with the following provisions.
As places designed primarily to support learning, school sites should not serve as the main venue for memorials for students or staff. Permanent memorials for deceased students or staff shall be limited in form to perpetual awards or scholarships for district students.
Any permanent memorials in existence before the adoption of this policy can only be removed by board action.
Funerals and Memorial Services in District Facilities
Use of school facilities for funerals or memorial services is discouraged. If requests are made to hold funeral or memorial services at district facilities, such requests will only be considered if any services are scheduled after school has dismissed for the day or on weekends.
The superintendent shall handle requests for funeral and memorial services.
Naming of Facilities
The board will consider requests from school and community groups to name an athletic or other school activity facility, building, or a portion thereof for a person provided the proposed name has special significance and/or the person has made an outstanding contribution to the school or the school system. The board shall consider naming requests after they are recommended by the superintendent.
Approved: September 19, 2022