District Office to be renamed to honor Superintendent Steve Joel

During the June 14 Board of Education meeting, the Board Planning Committee put forth a surprise recommendation for the Board to rename the District Office building located at 5905 O Street to honor Superintendent Steve Joel. A formal name proposal will be announced and considered for action during the June 28 Board meeting. This will be Joel’s last meeting as superintendent.

Planning Committee chair Bob Rauner said during his comments, “Dr. Joel served as an extraordinary superintendent during undoubtedly extraordinary times. A fire completely destroyed the District Office at the end of his first year as Superintendent. He is closing out his career after facing a global pandemic. There is so much amazing work that occurred during his 12 years of service. Under Dr. Joel’s leadership, the district passed two bond issues, adopted a major technology initiative, advanced the district work on equity and the list goes on.”

Joel’s family was in attendance as part of the surprise for the superintendent. You can view the entire presentation and the Board members' comments on the decision below.

Published: June 14, 2022, Updated: June 17, 2022