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George Mason Elementary to Be Renamed

Guiding principles for new school names:

  • School names should be relevant to Richmond or Virginia history, culture, or geography.
  • School names must not discriminate and/or cause offense on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or LGBTQ+ identity.

All school name suggestions will be made public.

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11 comments

Brett Feinstein
Brett Feinstein 11/04/2019 at 3:53 PM

So glad that know RPS has no better use for its time, money and effort than this.

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Sharon Larkins-Pederson
Sharon Larkins-Pederson 11/05/2019 at 11:29 AM

I am having a brain melt cuz I can’t recall the name of the African Woman who was an architect who lived in that area and has a park named after her that is right where the school is but that’s who the school should be named after…will drive by after voting and see..

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Colin Rafferty
Colin Rafferty 11/05/2019 at 3:21 PM

Ethel Bailey Furman!

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Sharon Larkins-Pederson
Sharon Larkins-Pederson 11/05/2019 at 5:04 PM

Colin, thank you very much!!

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Sharon Larkins-Pederson
Sharon Larkins-Pederson 11/05/2019 at 5:04 PM

What do others in our neighborhood think?

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Jopshua 11/05/2019 at 2:51 PM

Ethel Bailey Furman Memorial Park

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Paul Hammond
Paul Hammond 11/06/2019 at 9:00 AM

I’m sure we can dig up something on almost any American historical figure to justify changing a school name.

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Judith Kelley Spangler
Judith Kelley Spangler 11/06/2019 at 11:17 AM

More wasted money…why don’t we just call schools by the name of the locality and a number….Richmond, 1, 2 3,4…keep it simple since so many people are”offended” by history. Just thinking out loud…

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Hester Bradshaw 11/06/2019 at 6:36 PM

Changing school names for the sake of ‘social justice’ is a total waste of taxpayer money. If the parents, PTA, etc of the school district want to change the name, let them raise the funds on their own.

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Mark 11/12/2019 at 7:46 PM

And the city continues to bilk the taxpayers but can only make decisions to make the woke people feel good. Keep on paying those taxes, results astound me every day.

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Ted 01/28/2020 at 12:32 PM

I don’t understand how George Mason doesn’t fall under the naming guidelines.. He wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights! Which then molded the US Bill of Rights… this seems like a waste of time and resources.

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