2022-06-21 20:43:50 –
On Tuesday, the St. Paul’s Board of Education approved a student-led name change from Ramsey Middle School to Hidden River School.
The name reflects the existence of an aquifer beneath Summit Avenue, with an overwhelming choice of staff and students trying to keep the school away from the name of Alexander Ramsey, the second governor of the state. did.
Students sought change with Ramsey’s call for the extinction of the Dakota tribe in Minnesota.
“We can make a difference by supporting and celebrating everyone,” said a statement from the school community.
This change was first proposed by the school district’s Student Engagement and Advancement Board in 2016, but did not begin at the school level until 2020. Students and staff first screened out 208 name submissions.
The school’s principal, Teresa Vibar, told board members on Tuesday that the school is proud to give students the opportunity to express themselves and believes that the name change can make a difference to the community. He said he was.
Five years ago, Minneapolis renamed Ramsey Middle School in honor of Alampage, the first black Minnesota Supreme Court judge.
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