After careful consideration, Alexander Dreyfoos “respectfully” withdrew his request to add “and Sciences” to the name of the school according to an email sent from his lawyer Harvey Oyer to Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy on Tuesday, May 14.

The termination of his proposal signifies the end of a near six-year debate over the school’s name, though Mr. Dreyfoos has stated that in no way does it “diminish his pride” in what the school has achieved.

After participating in the School Advisory Council (SAC) meeting on May 1 in the Media Center, Mr. Dreyfoos “carefully reviewed every comment and suggestion” made by students, parents, and teachers regarding the name change, according to the email. The meeting concluded with a unanimous vote against the proposal, with the exception of one abstention.

Mr. Dreyfoos was “deeply moved by the pride and passion” demonstrated by all speakers, and he acknowledged that this “cannot be ignored.” Read the full letter obtained by The Muse from the Office of the Superintendent below.