The Acadia Parish School Board believes naming a school is a matter of great importance, one that deserves the most thoughtful attention.  The School 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 School Board’s jurisdiction may be named in honor of a living person.


If the building, facility, or street is to be named for a person, that person should have had a significant connection with the school, either as a student, an alumnus, a retired faculty member, a retired administrator, a donor, or a supporter; or, have made significant contributions to the development of the school system or the State of Louisiana in education, the arts, public life, or some other appropriate field of endeavor.


New Policy:  February 2, 2009

Revised:  January 14, 2013

Revised:  December 9, 2013



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

Board minutes, 2-2-09, 1-14-13, 12-9-13


Acadia Parish School Board