Renaming: École Kingston East Elementary School

Trustees of the Limestone District School Board voted unanimously to initiate a renaming process for the now tentatively named École Kingston East Elementary School at its regular meeting on June 16, 2021.

The board motion directs board staff to initiate a renaming process that will include stakeholder consultation, specifically the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee, as outlined in Administrative Procedure 552: Naming and Renaming of Schools. The motion asks the process to include a stance on reconciliation, decolonization, anti-racism, and anti-oppression principles.

A Renaming Committee was established in October 2021 to oversee a consultation process with all school community stakeholder groups to select renaming options for EKEES. The Renaming Committee includes representation from students, families, staff and community members with a particular emphasis on ensuring the membership includes Indigenous Peoples and voices.

The renaming process will follow a process like that used in previous school naming processes but with an emphasis on how and why the former name was harmful, and what name attributes would respect and honour the Indigenous experience.

EKEES Renaming communications to families

EKEES Renaming Committee Minutes