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Be true to your school – no matter who is it named after

Be true to your school – no matter who is it named afterby Brad Smith

After six long years, $100 million in taxpayer’s money, and fair amount of controversy over who will actually run the new public high school in Granada Hills, guess what? It is time to name the facility, currently known as Valley Regional High School #4, 10445 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills.Providing for a public process should allow for some transparency and community input, which in turn may yield a deeper commitment to the school – along with, presumably, honoring an individual whose life can serve as an example for students and the community, and, equally presumably, engender future volunteer and financial support for the school from interested donors. Given the LAUSD’s budget issues, probably not a bad idea.A panel selected by Los Angeles Unified School District’s Local District 1 met May 5 and came up with three possibilities:1)Leonardo da Vinci Academy of the Arts and Sciences- named for the Italian Renaissance a…