Roy Moore replacement to be called Cactus Valley |

Roy Moore replacement to be called Cactus Valley

John GardnerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Roy Moore is no more. The new elementary school that is currently under construction has a new name. That name is Cactus Valley.Board members voted and passed the new name during the Tuesday, April 10, regular school board meeting. The new name replaces Roy Moore, which has been the name of the existing school since it was built in 1972. It was named after a longtime principal for the district.Members of the Roy Moore Elementary Parents Association narrowed the field of names for the new school down to three: Blue Sky, White River and Cactus Valley. The names were then submitted to the school board for discussion and the final decision of Cactus Valley won out in a four-to-one vote.School Board Vice President Howard Stapleton said that he liked the new name because it represented an actual place in the valley and that it was “tangible.””We’re excited to have a name,” said director of districtwide services Theresa Hamilton.When students take to the halls for the first time, just after Christmas break this year, Cactus Valley will replace Roy Moore on the exterior of the building. But Roy Moore won’t be gone for good. The name of the longtime principal will still represent the media center in the new building.”Of course the media center will be dedicated in his honor for his service to the district,” Hamilton said.Construction of the $16.5 million facility began in December of last year and is currently three to four weeks ahead of schedule according to Director of Facilities Craig Jay.”It is going well, the foundation is complete and they’re currently working on the walls,” Jay said. “We’re planning on moving the kids into the new building during Christmas break of this year.”Not a bad gift for the students of Silt.Contact John Gardner: 384-9114jgardner@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

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