Allowing students to vote for the name was a sticking point for some board and community members.
Board President Pete Thaw and others repeatedly said the students voted to name the school West Side Elementary, and that name shouldn't change. Community members said it was inappropriate for the student vote to be the determining factor in the first place.
Duerring said students from J.E. Robins and Watts would vote on names again, once they were narrowed down. Those results would be presented to the board as one of several factors that could determine the name of the school.
"It's one piece of the equation," Duerring said.
Those interested in naming the school can also submit suggestions online. The form on the county's website asks for a name suggestion and the rationale for the name, as well as school colors and mascot. The name of the person submitting the suggestion is also required.
The form is available at http://kcs.kana.k12.wv.us/kcs11/index.php/component/jforms/3/402.