Drew Naming Process

On June 7, 2018, the School Board adopted a revised policy for Naming of Facilities Policy describes:

  • The criteria for naming facilities
  • How APS manages requests to Rename Schools/Facilities

The revised Policy Implementation Procedures (PIP) describes:

  • The membership of naming/renaming committees
  • The process for the committees

Naming Committee for Drew Model Elementary School

Naming Committee Membership Defined by PIP

  • One parent from each of the schools that have had their attendance/boundary zone redrawn to create the new attendance/boundary zone.
  • One representative from each civic association whose attendance/boundary zone falls within the newly-established attendance/boundary zone of the school being named.
  • Two teachers from each of the schools that will see their attendance/boundary zones redrawn to create the new attendance/boundary zone for the school being named.
  • One representative from the community at large who is not affected by the school being named.
  • One student who will attend the school (if that building is a high school).
  • Principal of the school being named
  • One staff liaison from School & Community Relations

Each member is charged with soliciting input from their corresponding affiliated school and neighborhood groups.

If you are interested in participating in this process, email Drew Principal Kimberley Graves (Kimberley.graves@apsva.us), who will pass your name to the appropriate civic association or school-based PTA for consideration to be a representative for that group.

  • Meetings are open to the public but only Committee members have a vote.
  • All Drew community members will be able to add their input to any survey or other tool put forth once the committee is established.
  • Committee members will be announced in January 2018.

What to Expect Throughout the Naming Process

  • Meeting schedules will be posted on the Engage section of the APS website
  • Interested members of the community may attend meetings to listen
  • Each committee member will be charged with soliciting input from their corresponding school, neighborhood or community groups
  • Minutes of meetings will be posted on the Engage section of the APS website
  • Community input may be solicited via:
    • School or Civic group meetings
    • PTA meetings
    • Input/Surveys From: Students, Parents, Community
    • Engage with APS emails
    • Other input as received

Participating in Community Engagement Strategies and Activities

Community engagement will be, in part, a responsibility of the committee members to solicit recommendations and input from their corresponding constituent groups.  Engagement may include:

  • Reach out to the member that is associated to your group to ask questions or share your ideas
  • Minutes from the committee meetings will be posted online
  • Ask a committee member to talk with your group or share the meeting summaries with your group
  • Participate when opportunities arise for the community provide feedback (through surveys or other opportunities
  • Share information on your organization’s listserve or email group
  • Use the Online Feedback Form on “Engage with APS” – select the initiative from the drop-down list to submit your comments and input (all comments will be shared with the full committee

Timeline for the Drew Naming Process



Dec. 2018 – Jan. 2019

  • Provide PTAs, Civic Associations with overview of process and how to get involved
  • Publish schedule, contact info for each of the groups

School Community Engagement

Jan. – Mar. 2019

  • Members appointed to committees
  • Committees establish meeting schedule
  • Develop recommended name with input from the community

School Board Meeting Schedule

Aug. 2018  – Apr. 2019

  • Work Session – August 28, 2018
  • Appoint Naming Committee Members – Consent January 10, 2019 (after elementary boundary decision)
  • Information Item – April 11, 2019
  • Action – April 25, 2019

SCR Staff Liaison & Principal Team

Dulce Carrillo, School and Community Relations Liaison Dulce.Carrillo@apsva.us
Kim Graves, Principal Kim.Graves@apsva.us