September 2019 Update: Moving Forward with the Town-wide Process
Following the initial nomination period, the Public Schools of Brookline has made important milestones in the Coolidge Corner School Naming Process. After a collaborative vetting process with members of the community, district staff, and Coolidge Corner School students, the School Committee has recommended moving forward with Florida Ruffin Ridley as the new school name.
Over the next few weeks, the Town Naming Committee and Advisory Committee will hold meetings and public hearing sessions to discuss the recommendation and gather community input. Additionally, a warrant article formalizing the name change is being drafted for the 2019 Fall Town Meeting. Should Town Meeting Members approve this motion in November 2019, the Florida Ruffin Ridley school will be established as the new, permanent name for the school building.