Columbia County school board members selected Hero Way on Tuesday as the name for a new road leading to a planned elementary school off Baker Place Road.
Though Private Road was the name chosen by school board staff, Superintendent Charles Nagle joked that he removed it from serious contention.
Other names under consideration included Little Warrior Way, Liberty Lane and Pine Grove Road.
Because the new school will be near Grovetown High School, which uses a Warrior mascot, the school board wanted a name that incorporated the same theme.
In more serious business, Nagle told the board that the school system recently received a $70,000 grant from the state board of education to provide services to homeless children.
Last school year, school officials helped as many as 200 pupils classified as homeless, defined as pupils displaced from their residences due to foreclosure or eviction.
The money will be used to fund after-school tutoring services, buy supplies and cover transportation costs.
With the onset of flu season, specifically the H1N1 strain, already afflicting some area pupils, Nagle pointed out to the board that the system's average daily attendance rate remains the same thus far this year as it did last year.
More than 96 percent of pupils are attending school each day, according to system figures.
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