Name suggestions sought for schools due to open in Langford in 2022

The Sooke School District is asking the public about preferred names for a new middle school and elementary school.

“It’s just the start of our engagement process,” said superintendent Scott Stinson. “We’re using a tool called Thoughtexchange that allows people to put in their ideas and then go back in and rank other ideas.”

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The intent is for people to go into the system multiple times, he said.

Ultimately, the goal is to bring ideas forward to the Sooke school board for a decision, Stinson said.

“Eventually, it’s their responsibility to do that.”

So far, Sarah Beckett Memorial, Langford Lake, Westhills and Stewart Young — for Langford Mayor Stew Young — are among names that have been put forward for both schools.

The Sooke School District has funding of $88.6 million in place to build a 500-seat elementary school and a 700-seat middle school at a site on Constellation Avenue. They are due to open in September 2022.

Links to the voting sites can be found at sd62.bc.ca until Nov. 1.

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