Your Name Here: Highland Park ISD Approves Long List of Facilities Eligible for Naming Rights

HIGHLAND PARK — Highland Park ISD students may soon get to check out a book from the Tom Price Library or exercise at Clayton Kershaw Gymnasium. At its regular board meeting Tuesday, the district's Board of Trustees approved a long list of facilities eligible for naming rights. Elementary school playgrounds, the middle school's auditorium and the high school's locker rooms are among dozens of facilities for which the Highland Park Education Foundation could approve names under the plan. District officials said Wednesday they have no naming proposals before them. Nor have they set prices for naming facilities. "This is just an initial step," district spokesman Jon Dahlander said. "They talked about this several years ago, but nothing has happened since." In 2005, the district offered the chance to add a name next to Highlander Stadium for $10 million, but no one stepped forward. The district also unsuccessfully sought $1 million for the rights to rename the Highland Park High School parking garage, gymnasium, baseball field and cafeteria. The district, however, has sold permanent naming rights to dozens of smaller facilities.   Continue reading...

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