Capital school board to hold meetings on renamings

DOVER – At its meeting Wednesday night, the Capital School District Board of Education discussed renaming the Dover High School football stadium and the Capital School District Administrative Office.

As of the August board meeting, three names had been submitted but as of Wednesday, there were a total of five. Names discussed include Senators Stadium and Alumni Stadium.

One of the suggestions from the public suggested the School District Administrative Office be renamed for former superintendent Dr. Michael Thomas.

Following board policy a committee has been formed to consider the requests and three public meetings will be held discussing the renaming.

The committee consists of a building-level administrator, a central office administrator, a faculty member, a PTO member and a member appointed by the board of education.

Typically each renaming would require its own committee but the board voted to move both decisions under one committee.

The meetings will take place on three consecutive Mondays, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Dover High School.

Then the committee will hear opinions from members of the public regarding the submitted suggested names.

Board member Sean Christiansen said that board members will be at each of the public meetings to also hear the public’s opinions and follow along with the committee’s decision making process.

The committee will bring its suggestions to the board after Oct. 19. Although the committee will bring forth their suggestions, the final decision will come down to the board.

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