Statement to the Community on District Name Usage from Board of Education
Please find below a statement that was recently read at the regular Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 pertaining to the appropriate treatment of the official usage of the school district name among clubs, organizations and other representative groups. All student organization advisors and coordinators have been apprised of this statement and the proper usage of the District’s official name, Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools, as a friendly reminder. We share this statement with you, for your information and with all due respect.
Pertaining to a matter of great significance and one of community sensitivity, on behalf of the Board of Education, I would like to kindly remind all teams, clubs, organizations and other groups which are formally affiliated with the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools, that any and all uses of the District’s official name is to begin with The Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools, followed by your organization’s name… thereby including a reference to both Brecksville and Broadview Heights. Our school sponsored organizations serve students from both communities, as does our entire District. Inadvertent exclusion of either community from the formal name of our District, and its use for your team or club name, though unintentional, is inappropriate and not a clear representation of our school family. Use of our mascot, “The BEES” followed by your organization’s name…or… “BBHCSD,” followed by your organization’s name… are appropriate, inclusionary alternatives for your use. To close, if and when referring to teams, clubs, organizations or other school sanctioned groups, please be mindful to include Brecksville and Broadview Heights in the name of our District, as students, staff and representatives from both communities proudly unite under one umbrella to form our school family and collaboratively enact our belief To Be One Community!