Issued Date: 08/26/10
Shelby County Schools Board recognizes and supports the preservation of historical information and documents relative to the school system and the individual schools. School administrators are encouraged to maintain historical information and memorabilia recounting the mission and goals of the school for students and community.
Permanent or extended time (more than two months) displays must reflect the mission and goals of the school system. Initial planning of a school display must include a recommendation from a committee composed of current students, alumni, and school staff. Each item to be displayed must be carefully reviewed in light of relevance and appropriateness. Proposed displays must be of historical value and may include: murals, statutes, photos, paintings or other relative media and must be presented with a stated location, graphic drawing, and explanation of each item. During this initial planning phase and prior to any fund raising or community communications, the display design and contents proposal must be presented to the Superintendent. The Superintendent will review the planning and will recommended appropriate plans for the Shelby County Schools Board review. The Shelby County Schools Board decision will be made by a simple majority vote.
Proposed removal or changes to the permanent display must be proposed to the Superintendent from a committee composed of current students, alumni, and school staff. The Superintendent will review and make a recommendation to the Shelby County Schools Board regarding the outlined change or removal prior to any changes being made. After their review the Shelby County Schools Board will make its decision by a simple majority vote.
Shelby County Schools has a rich history that will soon span 150 years.
As a leader in education, we have an obligation to communicate the spirit of
the many who have served and been served. In that spirit, each display of history
must be carefully reviewed in light of relevance and appropriateness.