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Jan. 30 meeting at Potomac High on naming “Potomac Shores” Elementary School

“Potomac Shores” Elementary School Naming Committee will hold a community input session to receive name suggestions for the “Potomac Shores” Elementary School, under construction at 2500 River Heritage Blvd, in Dumfries. The session is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Potomac High School in Dumfries.

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.

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

Suggestions may also be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or to the Office of Facilities Services - School Naming Committee, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, VA 20108-0389, by Jan. 30, 2017.

The Naming Committee is made up of School Board members Loree Y. Williams (Woodbridge) , Justin David Wilk (Potomac), and Chairman Ryan Sawyers. All three represent areas impacted by the likely attendance area of the new “Potomac Shores” Elementary School.

Recommendations of the School Naming Committee are scheduled to be presented to the full School Board for information on Feb. 1, 2017, and for action on Feb. 15, 2017.

Currently referred to as “Potomac Shores” Elementary School for planning purposes, the new school is scheduled to open in fall 2017. It is being constructed to accommodate existing and ongoing residential development in eastern Prince William County.

Any questions, comments, or naming suggestions may be submitted to the Office of Facilities Services, at 703-791-7312.

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