“It's in the process of being created,” said Board President Carl Miller, adding that the naming costs will be a big part of ongoing discussions. “We need to know if we want the average person to be able to afford it.”
School officials have not announced a fundraising goal with the naming project, but are hoping it will raise substantial revenue for the $72.8 million new school project.
Smith said he had great luck with a naming program he oversaw in 2001 when he was superintendent of the Manteno Community School District in northeast Illinois.
The district there built a new athletic complex and named the football field after a bank that contributed significant dollars to the effort.
“I worked in a district that had only the second privately sponsored athletic complex in the state,” Smith said.
An exact release date has not been given for the MVTHS naming catalog, but it will be made public this fall.
For more information, contact Smith at 246-5908.