Key School Rename Committee Rejects People’s Choice

Key School Rename Committee Rejects People’s Choice
The controversial relocation of the Key School Spanish immersion program requires a new name for the remaining building, which will now be a neighborhood school. The school re-naming committee ran a public survey for a new name and then proceeded to reject the top choice among survey respondents. The top choice was Grace Hopper Elementary School, named for Naval Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, an Arlington resident, computer programming pioneer, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
   Instead of recommending an inspirational person, the naming committee decided to propose two bland alternatives: Innovation Elementary School and Gateway Elementary School. The Arlington School Board will have its final say on March 11. Story at ARLnow To email the School Board