The Plaquemines Parish School Board believes naming a school is a matter of great importance.  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 President of the School Board shall appoint a committee consisting of no more than four (4) Board Members, Central Office staff members, and parents, to select a minimum of three (3) names to be given to the School Board for their consideration when selecting a name for a new facility or street.  The name shall be assigned to a facility during the early planning stages, when at all possible.


Revised:  April, 2010

Adopted:  November 1, 2010

Revised:  March 11, 2013



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

Board minutes, 7-11-88, 3-11-13


Plaquemines Parish School Board