Just after lengthy dialogue, Rattlesnake Stage was picked as the title for Milton’s latest general public elementary school, previously identified as Milton SW #11.
The five names shortlisted by a committee for Halton District College Board trustees to pick from ended up Dr. D.H. Aikenhead, J. Michael Ledwith, Milton Meadows, Milton Village and Rattlesnake Level.
Milton trustee Heather Gerrits explained she’d obtained “extensive feedback” from the local community, which led to an even split amongst the names of the two longtime Milton residents, a single a family medical professional and the other a company proprietor.
“I’m possessing a tough time myself and it would be in between those two. They are outstanding, high-quality men that have done so a great deal for our community that possibly one would be good on the front of our university,” explained Gerrits.
The neighborhood, she included, “has no urge for food by any means in essence for Milton Meadows, Rattlesnake Issue or Milton Village.”
Some trustees expressed disillusion with a absence of consensus from people as to the preferred title, as nicely as concern about probable lack of pupil input, and at a person position, a motion to defer the naming to the following board conference was regarded as.
“I do regard student voice. I feel student voice is an significant element of what we’re carrying out but I’m not knowledge why when we had been naming a faculty in Oakville it was not a concern, but it is a concern now,” stated Milton trustee Donna Danielli.
In response to those concerns, Marnie Denton, HDSB manager of communication and engagement companies, spoke of the perform to get to the group with the naming option, including a sturdy social media campaign, posters in Milton educational institutions as properly as facts listed on faculty internet sites and newsletters.
Burlington trustee Leah Reynolds explained she imagined it was an opportune time to title a single of the board’s schools immediately after an vital geographic internet site, “to honour the land.”
“I wondered whether we have really named any universities in guidance of the environment, contemplating we have had a college student-led local climate crisis declaration encouraging community to acquire collective action on weather modify. It’s certainly an opportunity to make fantastic on our dedication, honouring the earth and assembly the UN sustainable goals,” claimed Reynolds.
Not to continue to keep the Milton neighborhood waiting around any more time for the title of the new faculty, trustees abandoned deferral and held the vote.
Rattlesnake Stage General public College, situated at 1385 Kovachik Blvd., will open this drop.