Parents packed Rowland High on Aug. 27 to hear an update on a new swimming pool. The old pool was closed in May of 2011 after school officials discovered bad water leaks.
So the community has sorely missed the recreational facility for more than two years. District officials say they will look at contractors’ proposals in September and award the best bid at the Oct. 8 school board meeting.
Concerned community members questioned why it has taken so long to get the construction project under way. They pointed out that the district had approved a project budget in July of 2012.
“We submitted our plans to the Department of the State Architect in September of 2012,” Frutos told the packed house. “We received an approval letter from the DSA on June 3.”
Rowland’s Director of Facilities Stuart Moe said the state can take up to a year to review construction plans and approve them.
“This was pretty fast for a project of this size,” Moe commented.