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Stamford elementary school heads into new year with no name
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — With the first day of classes rapidly approaching, Stamford's newest elementary school is set to open the new school year without an official name.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2aZzB2Q ) the school will be known by the temporary name of New School at 200 Strawberry Hill when it first opens its doors to students on Sept. 1.
A statement issued by the school board said they are more concerned with having the school and its staff prepared than figuring out a name.
Stamford's NAACP chapter has advocated for naming the school after Jackie Robinson. Robinson, famous for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, was a Stamford resident later in life until his death in 1972.
School board officials say they won't consider any names for at least a few months.
Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com
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