Winder’s new elementary school will be named for the town.
After several weeks of controversy, the Barrow County Board of Education approved naming the new school on McNeal Road “Winder Elementary” at its meeting Tuesday night.
The board voted 6-2 to name the new school Winder, rejecting a survey taken of families with students who will attend the new school.
The survey tabbed “Cedar Creek Elementary” with 46 votes as the top name. Winder was the third choice with 20 votes while there were 22 for “Berry Elementary”.
The board took two votes on a school name. The first was for Cedar Creek, proposed by Lynn Stevens and Connie Wehunt. Michael Shelley joined those two in voting for Cedar Creek.
Voting against were Mark Still, Rickey Bailey, Rolando Alvarez, Garey Huff Sr. and Suzanne Angle. Debi Krause missed the meeting because of a death in her family.
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