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November 16, 2021 Organization of the Board/Regular School Board Meeting
Viera High School Media Center Naming
Meeting Date(s)
Action - 11/16/2021
Consent Type

Viera High School is requesting approval to name the Media Center the Dr. David J. Mumford Media Center.

Dr. Mumford spent over 40 years as an educator at both the high school and college level.  He was a scholar, with a love for teaching and learning.  Being a published author, he spent significant time building a love for literacy within his students.  He began teaching at Viera High School in 2007 and had a significant impact on the students and staff.  He passed away on May 24, 2021 after a battle with cancer. 

The possible naming of the Media Center was brought before the stakeholders of Viera High School multiple times with a desire to gather input from all stakeholders. On August 17, 2021, the request was brought before the School Advisory Committee.  It was unanimously supported to move forward with the request and to gain further input from the community.  In addition, staff and parents were emailed and informed of opportunities to provide feedback.  Two community meetings were hosted at Viera High School on September 14, 2021 and September 25, 2021 to give staff, community members, and students an opportunity to give feedback. 

In addition, the English Language Arts Department Chair has received multiple letters of support from former students and staff to move forward with the renaming.
If approval is granted by the School Board, a quote will be secured by Viera High School for signage for the exterior of the Media Center.  The signage will be paid from school facility funds.



Approve the naming of the Viera High School Media Center to the Dr. David J. Mumford Media Center.

Authority for Action
School Board Policy 725 - Commemoration of School Facilities
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Operating - Other
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
22 TBD YES 100 1171 011048 7900 511 000
Legal Counsel Review
Sarah Robinson, Principal, Viera High School (321) 632-1770 Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading & Learning (321) 633-1000, Ext. 11300
Dr. David J. Mumford - supporting documents.pdf
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