A San Francisco Bay Space school district voted Wednesday to identify an elementary school after former First Girl Michelle Obama.
The board of the West Contra Costa Unified School District unanimously voted to rename Wilson Elementary School in Richmond as Michelle Obama Elementary School.
The spouse of President Barack Obama is understood for her help of instructional and youngster well being packages.
“She is a job mannequin for our youngsters and we try to serve our college students with the identical sort of love, advocacy, and braveness that she served our nation,” Board President Stephanie Hernandez-Jarvis stated in a press release.
The school’s PTA had proposed the identify change. It would be the primary school in Northern California and the second within the state to be named in Michelle Obama’s honor, the district stated.
The opposite school is within the Los Angeles neighborhood of Panorama Metropolis.
Wilson Elementary was named for Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the US.
The school at present is closed for reconstruction and its 430 college students have been utilizing a brief campus in El Cerrito.
A brand new state-of-the-art school facility bearing Michelle Obama’s identify is predicted to open in time for the 2020-21 school 12 months, in accordance to the district.