Two facilities at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor are likely be named to honor service to the school district and monetary contributions, both of which are possible reasons for naming under the district’s policy. [.pdf of AAPS naming policy]
The Pioneer High School tennis courts are to be named after Tom “Brick” Pullen who coached both girls and boys tennis teams for more than 20 years. And a $100,000 contribution from IMRA to the school’s Argus Planetarium will add IMRA’s name to the facility. The donation from IMRA will be used to make needed upgrades to the computer equipment that run the planetarium’s displays.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools board of trustees was briefed on the two naming proposals at its Oct. 24 meeting. A second briefing and vote will come at a future board meeting.
This brief was filed from the board room of the Ann Arbor District Library in downtown Ann Arbor at Fifth and William. A more detailed report of the meeting will follow.