Board to select name for new Ypsilanti-Willow Run district Monday night
The unified Board of Education for Ypsilanti and Willow Run is expected to vote Monday night on what it will call the new school district.
After fielding more than 280 name suggestions from county residents of all ages, the proposed names for the new district were divided into five categories: community, geography, names of people, future expectations, local history, points of pride and miscellaneous.
Geography won out in the proposals. The three finalists the board will choose from are: Ypsilanti Community Schools, Ypsilanti United School District or Eastern Washtenaw Community Schools.
A previous AnnArbor.com poll, although not a scientific measure, showed Ypsilanti Community Schools was a favorite among residents.
Monday’s board meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at Willow Run High School, 235 Spencer Lane, in Ypsilanti. Each board will conduct individual business first and a joint meeting for the new district will take place afterward, at approximately 8 p.m.
A news conference related to grant money for the new district also will take place at 6 p.m. Monday at Willow Run High School.