The Dublin United School District is offering residents an opportunity to help name the community’s new high school.
The school district has formed a Naming Committee to lead the process, and is asking residents to submit potential names by Friday, Jan. 17. The committee, comprised of students, teachers and school administration, will review the suggestions and recommend three possible names for consideration by the School Board. The School Board is expected to hold at least two public hearings to allow for public comment before deciding on a name.
To submit a potential name, fill out the form at: https://bit.ly/37K6b2r.
Board policy allows schools to be named for persons, living or dead, “who have made outstanding contributions to the city, community, state or nation, or who have worldwide significance.” Schools also may be named to recognize the geographic area where the school is located, or to reflect a particular curriculum or special concept in education.
The school district is expected to break ground on Phase 1 of the new school this summer on what is known as the Promenade site, a 23-acre parcel between Central Parkway and Chancery Lane. The school is expected to open in the fall of 2022.
Phase 1 will include a three-story classroom tower designed to accommodate 1,300 students, along with an administration building, student union, kitchen, library, gymnasium, visual and performing arts classrooms, all-weather track and synthetic field, tennis courts, and approximately 500 parking spaces. Most of the $166 million cost will be covered by funds from Measure H, approved by the voters in 2016. An additional $8.2 million is expected to come from impact fees paid by developers.
There is no timetable for Phase 2, which will include a second three-story classroom tower.
Current enrollment at the existing Dublin High School is nearly 2,500 students, but the number of high school-age students in the district is expected to double in the coming years.