Closing High School Pools

Closing High School Pools

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WTH

Terre Haute, IN

#1 Jun 24, 2013
So..kids can't have any field trips, but they want to build a 10-12 MILLION dollar swim complex? Regular students will not benefit from this...no more teaching kids to swim...only the swim teams will be able to use it...seems like a waste of our tax dollars to me.
indeed

Brazil, IN

#2 Jun 24, 2013
I agree. Stupid choice. No technology in some classrooms to enhance learning and raise the all mighty istep scores but by god some kid can do the butterfly stroke. It is insulting as all get out.
TAX

Morton, IL

#3 Jun 24, 2013
Blatant misuse of tax money. Did they put this to a proxy vote locally? Oh yeah, that is how 90% of the rest of the country does it, but not Terre Haute. Silly me.
thatguy

Terre Haute, IN

#4 Jun 24, 2013
there is nothing wrong with the existing pools

“Taxes are too darn high”

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#5 Jun 24, 2013
Considering the condition of the high schools this is wrong minded.
WTH

Terre Haute, IN

#6 Jun 24, 2013
I found the atrticle interesting that the schools are subsidizing Terre Haute torpedoes swimming club? Do other groups get to use school facilities for free? So..the pools are only used 16 weeks for the actual SCHOOLS athletic competitions.
Johnny Foam

AOL

#7 Jun 24, 2013
wonder what towel head Dan has to do with this?
Mike

West Terre Haute, IN

#8 Jun 24, 2013
They should just donate the high schools to the Boys Club.

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#9 Jun 24, 2013
Well considering the 3 million for artificial turf, reroofing the Chancey Rose middle school before giving away ( why was it not sold ?) and now 8 million for a pool while the schools crumble. Its obvious sorts first and education second. The meeting is on July 22 for all who want to attend. Obviously our money is burning a hole in their pocket and we need to spend on education
Johnny Foam

AOL

#10 Jun 24, 2013
wonder what kind of kickback Diamond Dan has going with the pool construction firm on building that isn't necessary?

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#12 Jun 24, 2013
Also curious as to location? Surely a friend will benefit from a very lucrative property sale. Maybe the old boys and girls club?
haha

United States

#13 Jun 24, 2013
There's nothing wrong with the pools. They just got new liners not long ago and they welded the leaks. The pools need monthly maintenance. Instead of waiting til the last second when something goes wrong

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#14 Jun 24, 2013
Interesting so there is really no need for this then.
WTH

Terre Haute, IN

#15 Jun 24, 2013
Rollerover wrote:
Also curious as to location? Surely a friend will benefit from a very lucrative property sale. Maybe the old boys and girls club?
I never thought about that...I would think that ISU would get involved in that bidding.
Abc

Terre Haute, IN

#16 Jun 24, 2013
Your can bet "Diamond Dan" will get something besides a pat on the back for this one. Why not rebuild the high schools if they are 40 years old and in such poor shape. Had enough funds to not worry about giving away Chauncey Rose. This is another bulls$t idea and the School Board will give it the go because Tanoos wants it. Somewhere is a buddy of his who will get a hefty contract. Aren't you people sick of his shenanigans yet? He sticks it to us every chance he gets.

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#18 Jun 24, 2013
abc2 wrote:
Pools are leaking thousands of gallons water every month and our kids suffer because the schools can never get chemicals right.
Fyi the schools did not get artificial turf. The money went to west vigo for s football practice field and a new gym
Well time to fill them in and move on then. Nothing says we have to provide pools.
abc2

United States

#19 Jun 24, 2013
U r right
Vcsc is doing what plain filed Crawfordsville and other communitys are doing
They have capital bonds to use but they can not take care of employees. Doesn't matter how long u r employed they will find a cause to get someones son or daughter your job.
WTH

Terre Haute, IN

#20 Jun 24, 2013
abc2 wrote:
Pools are leaking thousands of gallons water every month and our kids suffer because the schools can never get chemicals right.
Fyi the schools did not get artificial turf. The money went to west vigo for s football practice field and a new gym
It won't matter because only the swim teams will be using these pools. They are not going to bus school kids there to taking swimming during the day.
Makes me sick

Terre Haute, IN

#21 Jun 24, 2013
No one in the news is asking what about all the students...not just the ten kids on the swim team.

They keep talking about this like it is for all the local swim club events more than actual HS students.
Papaw

Clinton, IN

#22 Jun 24, 2013
All the sports team members will be able to utilize the pool but not the average student. If you aren't involved in sports the pool will be off limits for you.

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