TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Decision time approaches as the Vigo County School Board looks to solve the problem of their three high schools’ aging pools.
In a meeting Monday night at Sarah Scott middle school, the board gave the public their first look at the future of high school swimming in Terre Haute.
Their proposal from an independent contractor, Garmong Construction, had four possible solutions.
The first two involved repairing the current pools at North, South and West Vigo schools; those estimates came in just shy of $11 million for that.
The third, and most expensive, proposal was to build a new pool at each school; at a cost around $27 million.
The final proposal was the idea of community pool for all the schools to compete in along with young community groups; at a cost was around $8 million.
Concerned parents and students did take time after the presentation to voice their comments; most in favor of the centralized pool. But a few parents were concerned about the location of the pool and which community groups would be allowed to use it.
Then the Vigo County council came forward to explain their proposal for a community pool. One they said will help schools and the community using county funds.
“It would be a two component facility. An indoor component would the competition pool, an instructional pool,” Vigo County Council President Bill Thomas said. “The outdoor component would be a water park like you see in most communities.”
The county council and school board officials plan to meet later this week
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