What's in a Name? Label This Regional Group
Patch wants readers to brand this group of municipal and school officials.
One of the biggest issues facing Washington Township, the Chesters and Mendhams recently has been the status of the West Morris Regional High School district.
And it's not just the two high schools in question, but the various K-8 districts below them as well.
Some people in the area would like to see the schools create a mega-regional school district, combinging all individual ones.
Some people would like to see an even greater amount of separation and break apart the regional district.
And there are some who are looking for a hybrid of options.
Because of this, a committee was formed, which includes the five towns' mayors and representatives from the individual school districts. They're working on finding a happy medium for all involved.
But we've noticed one issue with all of this:
No one knows what to call this committee, apparently. The agenda labels it a meeting of the West Morris Regional Education Advisory Committee.
That's a mouthful. Say it three times fast and you'll probably choke.
Some of the officials have called it just "advisory committee" or "ad hoc" committee. We here at Patch have called it an exploratory committee.
So, because this involves you, the reader, and the educational future of our students, we want you to weigh in.
What do YOU think this group of officials should be called?
We've offered three options of our own in the poll below that you can vote on. If you can think of something better, add it to our comments section below.
The next meeting of this... group? will be Thursday, July 19. We'll see if they like any of the options.