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San Luis Rey Elementary Renaming Process

Renaming Procedural Overview

San Luis Rey and Garrison Elementary Schools were combined during the 2019/2020 school year. During that process it was determined that the two communities would remain together and undergo a rename and rebrand to unite as one. A formal committee comprised of a diverse group of Oceanside community members will be formed to navigate this process and will run simultaneously with the modernization plans for the physical site. 

The Citizen Advisory Committee will be formed with the guidance of board policy (BP 1220), and will need to be inclusive and represent the school community. The committee of 7 members not to exceed 11 will elect two co-chairs who will assist in guiding the process and ensure the fidelity of the recommendations they will present to the board of education.

Suggestions will be solicited from the Oceanside community at large. The advisory committee will coordinate with the communications office to track the submissions. The committee will then vote on the top three that will be presented to the board.

The community will have the opportunity to participate in providing name recommendations for the advisory committee review. The process will begin in January and will be available on this webpage.

Renaming Timeline

The board will be presented names for consideration and action by June 2021.

1. December: Collect citizen advisory committee applications and form committee

2. January: Call for submissions

3. February/March: Committee meets to narrow submissions to three considerations for the Board of Education

4. April/June: Committee presents recommendations to the board of education for review and action.

process for renaming a school

Board policy 7310 states: The board of Education shall name district schools and other district-owned or leased buildings, grounds, and facilities in recognition of:

1. Individuals, living or deceased, and entities that have made outstanding contributions, including financial contributions, to the school community.

2. Individuals, living or deceased, who have made contributions of statewide, national, or worldwide significance.

3. The geographic area in which the school or building is located.

The board encourages community participation in the process of selecting names. Any name adopted cannot be so similar to the name of any existing district facility to result in confusion. Lastly, before adopting any proposed name, the board shall hold a public hearing at which members of the public will be given an opportunity to provide input.

Application Process

Interested in serving on the renaming citizens advisory committee? The process will open on December 1, 2020. The application will be available on this webpage.

Applications will be reviewed by an independent committee with the applicant's names redacted and will be selected to be representative of our inclusive and diverse community.

Board Policies

Citizen Advisory Committees: BP 1220, AR 1220

Naming of Facility: BP 7310