Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023
Board invites community to help name newest North Bay elementary school
A school naming committee has been formed by Near North District School Board’s (NNDSB) Board of Trustees to support a process that invites suggested names for the new elementary school in North Bay. The committee is seeking input from members of the Near North community, including students, school councils, staff, community partners and local organizations.
Slated to open in September 2023, the new elementary school will be located at 790 Norman Ave. in North Bay and will accommodate Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6 students. It will be home to the Grade 5/6 Extended French Program. As a result of the consolidation of three schools, students from E.W. Norman and E.T. Carmichael will attend the new build at the former W.J. Fricker school site.
Based on feedback received from all stakeholders, the committee will bring a recommendation of up to three names forward to the Board for consideration. NNDSB trustees, as elected representatives of their communities, shall approve the official name of the new school.
This is the first step in the process to engage the Near North community. Once submissions have been received by the deadline of Feb. 27, the committee will reconvene to shortlist the submissions using predetermined criteria as outlined in the administrative guideline School Openings, Closures & Consolidations. Further community consultation will follow.
Individuals or groups are invited to help name the new school in accordance with the following guidelines:
- the street on which the facility is located;
- the area which the facility serves;
- a geographical feature specific to Near North District School Board;
- wording that is supportive of the Board’s mission, vision and Multi-Year Strategic Plan, meets the best interests of the school’s students and is culturally responsive to the community.
Submissions should include reasoning for the name, background or history of the suggested name, and the submitter’s name, address, and email address. Please use this link to enter your submission. Submissions can also be dropped off in writing by 4 p.m. Feb. 27, 2023 to the attention of The New North Bay Public School Naming Committee, Near North District School Board Office, 963 Airport Rd., North Bay, ON.
For more information contact:
Near North District School Board
(705) 472-8170, extension 5010