Tuck’s bad idea could backfire
On its own, the idea of renaming the reconstructed Blacksburg High School is a bad one.
But the timing of Montgomery County Supervisor Chris Tuck’s proposal to consider a name change is even worse.
Forget the fact that the school will open this fall. Never mind that signs for the new building have been ordered. And don’t even consider that an entire school community’s identity is tied to the name Blacksburg High School, even after a roof collapse that caused the old facility to be condemned.
Pay no attention to those details, as important as they are. Because Tuck really didn’t when he and three of his fellow supervisors voted Tuesday night to ask the school board to consider a new name for the reconstructed high school.