Board of Education member Lory Rothstein brought up the idea of renaming Miller-Driscoll School at the board\u2019s May 11 meeting. \u201cWith school construction quickly coming to an end, and with the start of a new school year\u00a0\u2014\u00a0new beginnings in this beautiful new building \u2014\u00a0I thought that this might be prime opportunity for us to consider the name of the school,\u201d she said. This, Rothstein said, could be \u201ca new opportunity to rename the school for the next generation of kids.\u201d \u201cI was around during the time where we merged the two schools, and I wonder if at that time, both of the schools lost a bit of their own identity as to who they were \u2014 who they were named for,\u201d she said. \u201cThe signage on the schools used to be the Tilford W. Miller School and the Ina E. Driscoll School\u00a0... and a student or anybody could say, \u2018Who was Ina?\u2019 and \u2018Tell me, who was that person?\u2019 Now it\u2019s just Miller-Driscoll.\u201d Rothstein said she questions if \u201cthe identity of who Miller and Driscoll were may have been lost\u201d and \u201chow much of the history the community recognizes now.\u201d The Tilford W. Miller School and Ina E. Driscoll School were physically united in 1990, according to the Miller-Driscoll website. The Miller School was built first, dedicated in 1966, and named for Tilford W. Miller, who had served as town treasurer and 20-year chairman of the Board of Education. Driscoll School was built to the south of Miller, dedicated in 1969, and named after Ina E. Driscoll, a Wilton teacher and principal from 1926 to 1957. Board member Laura Schwemm said the school has a long history dating back to when it was once two separate schools, but \u201cthe current kids aren\u2019t part of that history.\u201d Rothstein suggested letting the \u201cnew generation of kids\u201d \u201ccreate their own history.\u201d Board member Christine Finkelstein said a name change \u201cmay be hard for the town\u201d and suggested \u201cwe just educate people on who Miller and Driscoll were.\u201d Rothstein said she has mentioned the idea to people in community, who have said the idea is an \u201cinteresting\u201d one. She also asked Miller-Driscoll Principal Kathryn Coon if the Miller-Driscoll community had any \u201cthoughts or feelings\u201d about the idea. Coon said she put the idea of a new school name out to the staff and that parents have had different reactions. Board of Education Chair Bruce Likly questioned \u201chow big of a problem\u201d the board would be solving by renaming the school. \u201cOn our list of priorities, is this something we want to take on?,\u201d he said. Miller-Driscoll was named after \u201cpeople who were substantial figures in our history,\u201d said Likly. \u201cDo we want to erase that from the front of our buildings?\u201d Likly said he personally doesn\u2019t care whether the name is changed or not because no matter the name, it\u2019s still a great school. Rothstein said she talked to First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice about renaming the school and Vanderslice told her it was the Board of Selectmen\u2019s job to rename town buildings, \u201cso there\u2019s a fundamental question to be answered if we even go forward with this about what the process is for that.\u201d Likly said topic will be brought up again at a future meeting to figure out if the board will pursue changing the school\u2019s name. The board\u2019s next meeting, scheduled for May 25, will be canceled or rescheduled, said Likly. [poll id="9"] * Only one vote can\u00a0be cast per IP address. If someone sharing your IP has already voted and you would like to as well, please leave a comment below with your vote and we will manually add it to the count.