The Richland Parish School Board believes naming a school is a matter of great importance.  Decisions pertaining to the naming of new facilities or the naming or re-naming of existing facilities shall be made only after the proposed name has been approved by the Richland Parish School Board.  The Board shall not be influenced in its decision by personal prejudice or favoritism, political pressure, or temporary popularity in choosing a name.  No school, school building, or other public building shall be named after any living person.  However, a street that is maintained by the School Board and that is not a state or federal highway, or any existing athletic facilities at a school within the Board’s jurisdiction may be named in honor of a living person.


The Superintendent shall be responsible for soliciting names from staff, students, and the community and shall prepare procedures to follow in naming school properties.  These procedures may include a timetable for the naming process in order to lessen any community or factional pressures that may build up when a selection is delayed or seems uncertain.


Revised:  December, 2008

Approved:  April 7, 2009

Revised:  March 12, 2013



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:81, 17:85, 42:267

Board minutes, 6-2-98, 4-7-09, 3-12-13


Richland Parish School Board