Board invites name suggestions for Aycock Middle School

Aycock Middle School (WGHP file photo)

Aycock Middle School (WGHP file photo)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Guilford County Board of Education is now taking name recommendations for Aycock Middle School, according to Guilford County Schools.

At its last meeting, the board voted to rename Aycock Middle before the start of the 2017-18 school year, and archive relevant history of the school.

At its meeting Thursday, the board opened the submission period for new names until Nov. 1. The procedure to nominate a name for any school can be found by clicking here. Nomination forms can be found by clicking here.

The board also plans to hold two public forums at the school to discuss the renaming. The date and times of those forums will be announced at a later date.

The board’s Facilities Naming Nomination Committee reviewed research regarding the history of the name and life of Governor Aycock, who served as North Carolina’s governor from 1901-1905, after receiving approval from the board in February. The committee found Aycock, known as the “Education Governor,” has been lauded for his stance on education and was a major architect of a white supremacy campaign in the late 19th century.