What is your position on the swimming pool?

Someone writes: Can you tell me the plans for the pool in the community? And your support or nonsupport for this?

Thanks for writing. The Community Center (with pool) is currently scheduled to proceed. The special meeting of the school board on September 26 will be about deciding which bond items to press ahead with, and which to defer, in light of recent cost changes on items already underway.

My position? I’m absolutely all for putting in a pool. Our swim team shouldn’t have to travel to another district to get to their “home” pool. And it would be a good resource for the community in general. The community decides what it’s willing and able to pay for through millages; and then sometimes after we’ve decided the costs move around in regrettable ways, and we have to make hard decisions.

But I’m a big supporter of physical education for all students, and also of interscholastic athletics—the more the better, as far as I’m concerned. Also wouldn’t mind having a public place for doing a few laps myself now and then. 🙂 I’d gladly pay a few extra bucks in taxes every year for all that.

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