Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/26/2017 - 7:00 PM
Category: Communications & Addresses to the Board
Type: Info
Subject: Dedication of Linda Diaz-Paz Conference Room
Strategic Plan:
Objective 2.3 Community Engagement
ACPS will actively engage families, students, staff, and community members regarding school programs and activities, volunteer opportunities, and events.
Policy: FF - Public Dedication of Facilities
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
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Agenda Item Summary: On June 8, 2017, the School Board approved the ad hoc Facilities Naming Committees recommendation to name the ACPS Finance Conference Room in honor of Linda Diaz-Paz. The dedication ceremony will be held on October 26, 2017.

On May 25, 2017, the School Board approved formation of an ad hoc facilities naming committee to consider a community request to designate the ACPS Finance Conference Room as The Linda Diaz-Paz Conference Room. Four staff members and five community members were appointed to the committee. On June 1, 2017, the committee met and voted unanimously, 9-0, to recommend the request be approved by the School Board.
Background: Linda Diaz-Paz was a beloved budget analyst in the ACPS Department of Financial Services for fifteen (15) years. Always cheerful and welcoming, Linda’s work and dedication to ACPS consistently exceeded expectations. She went the extra mile for ACPS and its students, and was a friend to all who knew her. She was also an ACPS parent, avid volunteer, team manager for Alexandria Soccer Association, Cub Scout Den Leader, and enthusiastic fundraiser for the “Pennies for Patients” spare change donation drive through MacArthur Elementary School.

Although Linda passed away suddenly in October 2016, she has not been forgotten. Her impact is still felt throughout ACPS, from Central Office where she worked with a wide array of staff on their departmental budgets, to the many school buildings where she assisted principals and staff in managing their operating, school nutrition, and grants and special projects funds. Her colleagues, including residents and non-residents of Alexandria City alike, feel that it is right and proper to permanently honor her by naming the Central Office finance conference room The Linda Diaz-Paz Conference Room and requested that the School Board form an ad hoc facilities naming committee to consider their request.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Final-Clerk of the Board - Proxy