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Nominations open for new school names

posted Sep 27, 2011, 12:33 PM by Eric Phillips   [ updated Oct 31, 2011, 1:43 PM ]
All parents, students, staff and the community are invited to suggest names for the two new elementary schools opening in Salem in fall of 2012. One school is being constructed in East Salem near Cordon Road and Sunnyview Road, and another near Madras Street in South Salem. Nominations for school names are being accepted through November 30, 2011.

Nominations can be submitted through an online form or a paper form. Please visit to find the forms and read the criteria names must meet to be considered. The School Board will make a final decision on the school names in March, 2012.

Both schools are being constructed with funding provided by the construction bond approved by voters in 2008. Bond funds can only be used for projects associated with the 2008 bond measure, like overcrowding and repairs, and cannot be used for school operations. Thanks to the community’s support of the bond, our schools are becoming safer, healthier and less crowded learning environments.