Community meeting on Rowland High pool set Monday


Rowland High Principal Mitch Brunyer stands in the closed pool at Rowland High School.

Rowland High School is looking for your input.
It wants to build a new $2.5 million swimming pool. Rowland Unified
will present the plans for the aquatic center on Monday, Jan. 23, at
6:30 p.m. in the Hideout at Rowland High.

The school board previewed the project at a recent meeting. Families
will find a design for a striking center to replace the old pool that
had to be closed for health and safety reasons.

“Last May, we discovered the pool was leaking 6,000 gallons of water a
day,” explained Vice Principal Bob Withers. “There was also seepage
that lowered the water quality.”

The district decided to close the aging pool immediately. It later
learned the leakage had undermined the decking around the pool.

Read more in Rich Irwin’s story Pool.