4510 – Naming Of Facilities


The official name selected for a facility or a portion thereof is a vital factor in the public image of the school district. The honor and integrity of the name selected reflects upon the facility and the district. Any proposed name that is incompatible with the best interests of the district its educational mission, values or public image may be rejected by the Board of Education.

A. Committee Procedures For Selecting Names:

Facilities under the direction of the Grand Island Board of Education will be named by the following procedures:

  1. The Grand Island Board of Education will appoint a special committee whose function will be to review potential names and to make recommendations to the Board of Education.
  2. The committee will have representatives from the Board of Education, community leadership, administration, and teaching staff.
  3. The public and members of the staff will be invited to suggest names to the committee along with documentation to support the nomination.
  4. The committee will be allowed to establish procedures for determining the recommendations.
  5. The Board is ultimately responsible for naming facilities and may reject any or all recommendations.

At the discretion of the Board of Education a similar procedure may be used for re-configured or renovated facilities or naming portions of existing facilities.

B. Naming to Acknowledge Financial Contribution

Financial contributions shall not give rise to any right, belief or expectation that a facility or a portion thereof will be named for the person(s), organization, association or business making the contribution, except that at the discretion of the Board of Education school facilities or portions thereof may be named for a person(s), organization or business that made significant financial contributions for the construction, maintenance or furnishing of the facility, with the Board considering the following criteria:

  1. Preference is give to the name of a person or family.
  2. The name of a business or organization may be used, but logos, trade names, brand names, labels or trademarks are discouraged on school facilities.

C. Removal Of Names From Facilities.

The Board of Education may remove a name from a school facility or a portion thereof for the following reasons:

  1. The name is no longer compatible with the best interests of the district, its educational mission, values or public image, or no longer reflects the honor and integrity of the district; or
  2. The named business or organization ceases doing business in Hall County, Nebraska, or ceases doing business under the name used on a facility.

Policy Adopted: 5-10-07
Policy Revised 1-8-09
Policy Reviewed: 07.13.2015
Policy Reviewed: 01.11.2018

Grand Island Senior High Academic Hall of Fame

Purpose

  • Recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance on local, state and national measures of scholastic achievement.
  • Create enthusiasm and inspire a desire for scholastic accomplishments.
  • Promote personal growth through scholastics, activities, and proper virtues.

Advisory Council

  • The control is vested in the Grand Island Public Schools Board of Education.
  • Permanent members of the Advisory Council will include Senior High Principal and the GIPS Superintendent or designee.
  • Members of the Advisory Council will be selected and governed by the Senior High Principal.
  • The Advisory Council will include four Senior High staff familiar with scholastic merits and character background of candidates.
  • The council will hold two annual meetings to select members from the most recent graduated class who fulfill the Wall of Honor requirements. The council may schedule other meetings if it determines a need.

Membership

  • Students who graduated from Senior High in 2000 or later and attended for a minimum of four semesters or two years are eligible.
  • To be eligible students must score at the ninety-ninth percentile or above on the ACT or SAT college admission exam and rank number one in their class.
  • Starting with the Class of 2020 students must graduate with Summa Cum Laude distinction along with the required ACT or SAT score.
  • Members must have participated in at least one school approved club or organization.
  • Candidates with violations of school rules, code of ethics, or the law will not be considered.
  • Members will be portrayed on a wall at Grand Island Senior High. The council shall conduct an introduction ceremony to present awards to those duly elected to the Hall of Fame. A perpetual display containing the names and or other displays as determined by the council of all members of the Academic Hall of Fame will be maintained by Grand Island Senior High and will be on display in a prominent place in the school building.
    • In the unlikely event that the Board of Education determines in its reasonable and good faith opinion that circumstances have changed such that the naming designation would adversely impact the reputation, image, mission, or integrity of GIPS; the Board of Education in its sole and absolute discretion may remove the name.

Induction Ceremony

The council shall conduct an annual introduction ceremony to present awards to those duly selected for the Academic Hall of Fame. A perpetual display containing the names and or other displays as determined by the council of all members of the Academic Hall of Fame will be maintained by Grand Island Senior High and will be on display in a prominent place in the school building. Funds to support future updates and expansion can be donated to and maintained with the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation.

GRAND ISLAND SENIOR HIGH ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

Mission

To recognize and honor former student-athletes, coaches, teams, administrators, and significant contributors for their outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the Grand Island Senior High’s rich athletic history.

The primary duty of the Athletic Hall of Fame Advisory Council shall be the annual selection of individuals and selected teams to the Athletic Hall of Fame. Additional responsibilities may be assigned and sub-committees may be created as needed. Council members are expected to attend committee meetings and Athletic Hall of Fame induction events.

Members of the Hall of Fame Committee

ADVISORY COUNCIL

  • The Hall of Fame Advisory Council shall consist of a minimum of 11 and a maximum of 13 members, represented equitably by gender, to include any of the following:
    • Director of Athletics
    • Current and past members of the Grand Island Senior High School administration or Coaching Staff
    • Alumni
    • One At-Large Community Representative
    • Permanent council members include: Director of Athletics, Grand Island Senior High Principal, and GIPS Superintendent or designee.
  • All council members shall have full voting privileges concerning committee action.
  • A quorum (one more than half of the council members) must be present for Athletic Hall of Fame business to be conducted.
  • The Director of Athletics and Chair will review the membership every two (2) years and make recommendations, if necessary, to the council.

Hall of Fame Qualifications

To be considered for the Grand Island Senior High School Athletic Hall of Fame an Individual, Team, Coach, Administrator or Contributor must meet the following criteria:

  • Athletes must have been out of school a minimum of five (5) years.
  • Teams are eligible ten (10) years from the completion of their athletic season of accomplishment. A team’s induction to the Athletics Hall of Fame shall not preclude the induction of any individual student-athlete on that team. Only one team may be inducted each year.
  • Current and past Coaches at Grand Island Senior High School.
  • Administrators and Contributors that have given meritorious service to the athletic program.
  • The nominee must have exemplified the qualities of good citizenship and personal integrity, both while as a student at Grand Island Senior High and throughout his or her life.

In addition, the following criteria will be used in the selection for induction:

  • Individual Athlete:
    • Athletic Achievements at Grand Island Senior High (e.g., All State, All Conference, All City, etc.)
    • Athletic Achievements in College
    • Amateur or Olympic Achievements
    • Professional accomplishments
  • Team, Coach, Administrator or Contributors:
    • Team Records or Accomplishments
    • Coaching Records or Accomplishments
    • Outstanding Service to Grand Island Senior High

Selection Process and Recognition

Nomination Form:

The Hall of Fame Council will solicit nominations from members of the Grand Island Senior High Community. The nomination form should appear in appropriate Grand Island Senior High publications and on the website. Nominations should be in the appropriate form and should be supported by accurate and specific information, including justification for induction. Self-nominations or unsigned/anonymous nominations will not be accepted.

Deadline for Nominations:

Nominations should be submitted to the Athletic Director’s Office by September 1st for consideration for that year's inductees.

Nominating Consideration:

  • The chair may appoint a Nominating Committee of no less than four (4) members and a chair. In the event a Nominating Committee is not appointed, then the Hall of Fame Council shall consider the nominations.
  • Nominations shall be sought by the full council and by the public.
  • Said committee shall undertake whatever research is necessary to evaluate the candidates.
  • In the event a Nominating Committee is established, then at a designated meeting of the full council, the Nominating Committee shall submit a list of annual candidates to the full council for vote.
  • Holdover candidates from year to year shall be judged on their merits on a case-by-case basis. Said Committee shall have the prerogative to re-submit holdover candidates. There shall be no predetermined expiration for considering holdover candidates.

A quorum (one more than half of the full council members) must be present for Athletic Hall of Fame business to be conducted.

To earn selection into the Athletic Hall of Fame, a nominee must receive a vote from seventy percent (70%) of the selection committee.

In any given year, the Athletic Hall of Fame Council is not required to select members for induction.

In the event that a council member is being considered as a candidate for the Hall of Fame, that council member shall not vote and shall excuse themselves from deliberations concerning his/her nomination.

Induction Ceremony

The council shall conduct an annual introduction ceremony to present awards to those duly elected to the Hall of Fame. A perpetual display containing the names and or other displays as determined by the council of all members of the Athletic Hall of Fame will be maintained by Grand Island Senior High and will be on display in a prominent place in the school building. Funds to support future updates and expansion can be donated to and maintained with the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation.

In the unlikely event that the Board of Education determines in its reasonable and good faith opinion that circumstances have changed such that the naming designation would adversely impact the reputation, image, mission, or integrity of GIPS; the Board of Education in its sole and absolute discretion may remove the name.

Amendments

Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame Council must propose changes to these bylaws. Proposed changes shall become effective upon the agreement of a majority of the council and approval from the GIPS Board of Education.