What's in a Name?
At its June 24 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a recommendation to change the common name of the Meridian School District to West Ada School District.
The recommendation was based on the changing communities served by the school district. Today, the district serves the residents who live in the cities of Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Kuna, Meridian, and Star. About half of the district's 36,000 students live in Meridian.
The Legal name for our district is Joint School District No. 2.
Over the years the district has more commonly been referred to as the “Meridian School District”. Spanning approximately 380 square miles, West Ada School District goes from the top of the Horseshoe Bend Hill south into the desert to the I-84 off-ramp to Micron and further south to the Orchard interchange.
The conversion to the new name will take at least a year, and will mostly consist of changing the logo on items like stationery as it needs to be re-ordered, changing the district's web address and e-mail convention, and putting the new name and logo on the school district website.
The signage on the school district's main office will be done some time in the future when funds become available.