The Board, in a unanimous vote, approved a recommendation to name the new school Dr. Janet L. Young Elementary. In a survey done Fall of 2018, community members asked that the school be named for an individual who reflects the educational culture of Clovis Unified, its aims and core values, and who embraces diversity, exemplifies the pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS!
and has made a positive impact on the community and education. After careful deliberation of multiple names, former Clovis Unified Superintendent Janet Young, Ed.D. was selected as an individual who exemplifies these characteristics. According to several members of the Board in their comments at the meeting, as a long-time elementary school teacher, and an educational leader who advocated for all students and regularly promoted to CUSD employees the importance of caring, Dr. Young was a natural choice to be the school’s namesake. For more information and news leading up to the boundary study, please visit the 2020 Elementary School Boundary Study page