Proposal to Rename Mosby Woods Elementary

Community Engagement Process

On June 18, 2020, the Fairfax County School Board met in Forum and decided to move forward with the process to rename Mosby Woods Elementary School as proposed by School Board Members Karl Frisch (Providence District) and Karen Keys-Gamarra (Member At-Large).

Regulation 8170 outlines Procedures for Naming School Facilities and Dedicating Areas of School Facilities or Grounds, the process for renaming schools and engaging the community.

On September 3, the proposal to rename Mosby Woods Elementary School was posted as New Business on the School Board meeting agenda. As outlined in Regulation 8170, a one month period of public comment, which includes a community meeting and a public hearing, has begun. 

A virtual community meeting will be held on Thursday, October 1 at 6 p.m. The community meeting format will include information on the school name and the process to collect community input. Community members will be asked to work in virtual break out rooms to discuss and share their thoughts on whether the school should be renamed or provide suggestions for a new school name. The feedback will be collected at the end of the meeting, transcribed and posted online. It will be shared with the School Board and the Superintendent. 

If you wish to participate virtually in the community meeting, please register to have a link sent to you. Register for October 1 Community Meeting.

The School Board Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7 at 6 p.m.   If you would like to speak at the public hearing, sign up will open on September 23.  Sign up to speak.

Once the public comment period has ended, the School Board will take action on whether or not to change the name of Mosby Woods Elementary School. If the School Board approves the action, the Superintendent will bring a recommendation to the School Board on a new name(s) for the school at a future meeting. If the School Board does not approve action, the process will end.

Community members can share their input by emailing comments to

All comments will be posted to the website. 

Feedback on Proposed Name Change

Comments received via email

Process Timeline

Dates for community meetings, public hearings, and School Board meetings.