San Diego Unified’s new Mission Valley school will be named Nipaquay Elementary, after a Kumeyaay village that existed in the area long before Spanish colonization. The San Diego Unified School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the name for the new school,
A group of vocal UC San Diego students is lobbying city officials to sever the school’s longtime political and social connections to La Jolla so the university can align with the Convoy District and nearby areas with significant Asian populations.
The 15-member School Names Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the San Diego Unified Board of Education, reviewing name suggestions and making recommendations. It has been around for years, however recent public interest in school names has ignited efforts to improve San Diego Unified’s naming process,