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    Parents Petition Dixie School Board District to Change Name

    The decades-long controversy over a Marin County School District is coming to a head. Some members of the Dixie School District want the name changed and on Tuesday they delivered petitions to the superintendent. The school board is meeting Tuesday night to discuss what to do next. Mark Matthews reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019)

    Parents of students in north San Rafael's Dixie School District will deliver petitions to change the name of the district on Tuesday, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

    The petitions wrapped in ribbons call for a mandatory vote by the district school board on the name change. The district's Board of Trustees is required to vote on the issue within 40 days under the California Education Code, proponents of the name change said.

    Proposed new names for the district include Big Rock, John Muir, Live Oak, Live Oak Valley, Miller Creek, Miwok, Miwok Hills, Oak Valley, Skywalker and Terrawood Valley.

    Parents will present the petitions between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the Dixie School District Office at 380 Nova Albion Way in San Rafael.

    Parents Petition Dixie School Board District to Change Name

    [BAY] Parents Petition Dixie School Board District to Change Name

    Parents of students in north San Rafael's Dixie School District will deliver petitions to change the name of the district on Tuesday, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Pete Suratos reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019)

    The school district was founded in 1864 and its three K-5 elementary schools and one grade 6-8 school serve the communities of Terra Linda, Marinwood, Lucas Valley and a portion of Contempo Marin.

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