HomeEducationPublic input sessions on new name for J.J. Finley Elementary School scheduled
Public input sessions on new name for J.J. Finley Elementary School scheduled
July 2, 2020
Press release from Alachua County Public Schools
Two public input sessions have been scheduled for those who would like to suggest a new name for J.J. Finley Elementary School.
On June 16, the School Board of Alachua County voted to change the name of the school, which opened in the 1930’s and was named for a Confederate general. The Board also approved the selection of a committee of local citizens who will review all suggestions from the community and recommend a new name.
The target date for the Board to approve a new name is August 4. The J.J. Finley name has already been removed from the building.
The first meeting to take additional suggestions is scheduled for Tuesday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the District Office at 620 E. University Avenue. Social distancing measures will be in place, and space in the boardroom will be limited. Those wishing to attend are asked to wear masks.