Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) Board of Trustees approved the renaming process for the Wye Elementary replacement school at their December 20, board meeting.
This decision came after a recent survey conducted in the division showed 67 per cent were in favour of renaming the replacement school. The survey was conducted between October 18 to November 13 with 256 people taking part.
A short list of possible names will appear in early 2019 and a second survey will be conducted to seek community input. Once the survey closes, EIPS administration will review the results and recommend a final name to the board for approval.
“Given the public input, and the fact the school is relocating, the Board felt a new name will give the replacement school a true community identity—for students, families and residents,” said board chair Trina Boymook. “Once complete, the replacement school will be a modern facility that will go a long way in addressing the needs of our elementary students. It will provide opportunities for them to discover, explore and apply new knowledge for lifelong learning.”
The school is relocating to the Heritage Hills area in Sherwood Park and is due to open in 2020.