Someone in the community recently posed a question similar to this... "How come the school board delayed and agonized over whether or not to reopen the high school pool for $30,000 but never batted an eye over replacing the press box on the high school track and football field for $130,000?"
- The high school press box is a one time expense and might not have to be replaced for 20 or 30 years. It was the original box.
The money for the high school press box comes from construction funds which do not affect instructional programs
The press box was dangerous (I poked my finger through the rotting ceiling which was also supporting the floor for the deck on top)
The high school swimming pool cost of $30,000 is an annual cost from the General Fund which comes from the same fund as intructional programs
The swimming pool decision also included $43,000 in estimated upgrades and repairs that came from construction funds
These are just a few of things that the school board had to consider when wrestling with the issue.