Naming of Schools 3-74

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 3-74


New Construction/Additions/Alterations: Naming of Schools or Parts Thereof, Commemorative Displays

  1. Naming of School Board Buildings

    It is the School Board's Policy that no School Board building shall be named after an individual or an organization. For purposes of clarification, this Policy includes, but is not limited to: parts or sub units of buildings, such as gymnasiums, auditoriums, cafeterias, libraries, classrooms, hallways, laboratories; and any other internal areas of a School Board owned, leased and/or operated instructional facility. Exceptions may be authorized by the School Board.

  2. Naming of facilities

    Exterior grounds and related improvements of School Board owned, leased and/or operated instructional or recreational facility such as ball fields, track fields, tennis courts, stadiums or sports facility, swimming pools, parking lots, grounds (obstructed or otherwise), parcels of land and any other exterior structure or facility either attached or unattached that is owned, leased and/or operated by the School Board may be named for sponsors in accordance with regulation created by the Superintendent. The School Board reserves the right, without cause, to overrule the request to name facilities after a sponsor.

  3. Existing buildings and facilities

    Existing facilities or parts thereof that have been previously named prior to the last amended date of this Policy may continue with such name until such time as the School Board votes to change the name. The School Board reserves the right, without cause, to change the name of existing buildings and facilities.

  4. Commemorative, memorial or ornamentation identification

    This Policy does not prevent commemorative trees, plaques, memorials or other such ornamentation from being placed on school property or within a school building as long as such commemorative display does not violate the above restrictions. The School Board and the School Division reserve the right, without cause, not to allow or to remove any commemorative, memorial or ornamentation.

Adopted by School Board: July 16, 1991
Amended by School Board: February 16, 1993
Amended by School Board: April 9, 2002
Amended by School Board: September 16, 2014
Amended by School Board: November 8, 2017
Amended by School Board: October 29, 2020