The newest San Ramon Valley elementary school, scheduled to open during the 2016-17 school year, is in search of a name.
Representatives from San Ramon Valley Unified School District schools, the city of San Ramon, San Ramon Valley Historical Society and the local parent community have formed a small committee and are asking the community to submit suggestions for the school name.
The committee will take all suggestions submitted and work through a process to decide on a name to submit to the Board of Education for its approval.
According to Board of Education policy, new schools can be named within the following criteria:
* In recognition of the geographic area in which the school or building is located
* In recognition of individuals who have made contributions of state, national or worldwide significance
* In recognition of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the county or community
* No school facility will be given the name of a commercial development unless the name existed in the area prior to the development.
Anyone interested in submitting names for the new school is asked to complete the online form by this Wednesday (May 21).
This will be the fifth elementary school in the Dougherty Valley community in eastern San Ramon. The campus is to be situated on a roughly 7.5-acre site located approximately half a mile southwest of the Dougherty Station Community Center and Library, in a yet-to-be developed area of the Dougherty Valley.