May 14th, 2012

Committee recommends allowing corporate naming rights at New Trier

By John Hutson
Trib Local

With the likelihood of major capital projects looming in the future, New Trier High School is considering a policy change to allow naming rights as a way to entice big-dollar donations, including from corporations.

The new language, somewhat modeled after a policy at North Carolina State University, would allow the district to name new or substantially renovated facilities for individuals or groups that donate at least half the construction, property acquisition or construction cost, according to a proposal recently recommended by the school board’s Policy Committee.

It expands a previous restriction that only allowed naming rights for former district employees who had displayed meritorious service to the North Shore district.

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