The Hays school district has narrowed down the possible names for two new campuses that were approved by voters during the district’s bond referendum in May.
The district’s 2017 Naming Committee will recommend that the school board names the district’s 14th elementary campus Uhland Elementary School, and its third high school either Buda High School or a name honoring William M. “Mo” Johnson, the district’s longest-serving superintendent.
Hays school district officials put out a call to the public for potential names in September, and members of the committee sifted through more than 600 suggestions before landing on their recommendations.
“Naming a school is an important decision. These names will be in place at least 50 years and likely much, much longer,” said school district spokesman Tim Savoy. “The committee was fortunate to have a number of viable and excellent options from which to choose.”
The committee will present its recommendation to the Hays CISD Board of Trustees on Nov. 27. A vote on the final names of the campuses won’t be held until mid-December.