Third meeting of Cale Renaming Advisory Committee coming up

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Cale Renaming Advisory Committee will be holding its third meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

During this meeting, committee members will hear from members of the Cale family and community members who are former Albemarle County Public Schools students.

The Albemarle County School Board authorized the committee last fall in a resolution that in part directed Superintendent Dr. Matthew Haas to “review our current policy on the naming of school buildings and facilities for the purpose of adding school division values to the criteria for such naming.”

The resolution also wants a review of the naming of the schools in the division to consider how “faithful those designations are to the values of [the]school division.”

Following the directive, the policy for naming school facilities in Albemarle County has been revised and it was adopted by the school board in January.

Under the revised policy, an advisory committee can be assembled as needed that will present finding within three months of its first meeting. Such committees will have to hold at least one community meeting to provide an update on its work and to get feedback from the community.

Under the revised policy, the committee has until Aug. 26 to submit a recommendation to Haas, who will then make a recommendation to the school board on whether or not Cale Elementary's name should be changed.

If the school board then chooses to rename the school, the advisory committee will reconvene and have another 90 days to recommend a new name.

Tuesday's meeting will take place at the County Office Building on McIntire Road.

A fourth committee meeting has also been scheduled for Aug. 15, which is when members are expected to make a decision regarding the recommendation that will be made to Haas.

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