Community input sought on naming of "Prince William Parkway" Elementary School
Posted on 01/17/2019
Rendering of Prince William Parkway ElementaryThe “Prince William Parkway” Elementary School Naming Committee will hold a community input session to receive name suggestions for the “Prince William Parkway” Elementary School, currently under construction at 4060 Prince William Parkway, in Woodbridge. The session is scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge.

The committee will consider geographic or historical identifiers, as well as names of living or deceased person(s) who have made local, state, or national service contributions. Selection preference shall be given to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of education, especially within Prince William County.

Citizens who make a suggestion are encouraged to provide background information to aid in the selection process. Please see School Board Policy 854 and Regulation 854-1 for details.

Suggestions may also be sent to or to the Office of Facilities Services - School Naming Committee, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, VA 20108-0389.

The Naming Committee is made up of School Board members Lillie G. Jessie, Diane L. Raulston, and Chairman Babur B. Lateef, M.D. All three represent areas impacted by the attendance area of the new “Prince William Parkway” Elementary School.

Recommendations of the School Naming Committee are scheduled to be presented to the full School Board for information on February 6, 2019, and for action on February 20, 2019.

Currently referred to as “Prince William Parkway” Elementary School for planning purposes, the new school is scheduled to open in fall 2019. It is being constructed to relieve existing and projected overcrowding in eastern Prince William County. Attendance boundaries for the new school were approved on January 16, 2019.

Any questions, comments, or naming suggestions may be submitted to the Office of Facilities Services, at 703.791.7312.