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Oct. 26, 2020 -- Maury Family Forum

Maury

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us on Zoom.

Format for the Event

  1. Open with translation instructions
  2. Welcome and introduction of moderators including you and PTA Pres. Fran Boller, and student (still confirming name)
  3. Moderators pose the following guiding questions to the audience (spend approx. 10 mins on each question): 
    • What does a name mean? (Can a name promote pride? Trigger harmful memories?)
    • Which of your personal beliefs is weighing most heavily as you contemplate the decision to change or to not change the names of the two schools currently being considered?
    • What is the most important community value that should be considered when deciding to change or not change the name of a school?
    • Renaming schools is one way of reckoning with Alexandria's history. What additional actions or alternative ways should ACPS consider to achieve this?
  4. Closing remarks by Dr. Hutchings