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Beaver School District Rejects Exploring A Shared Aquatic Complex With Borough

Beaver Area School Board on Thursday rejected a last-minute borough proposal to share costs for a community indoor-outdoor aquatic complex.

During the specially set meeting, school directors voted down Beaver Council’s offer to conduct a feasibility study of sharing resources, eliminating their individual pools and creating one new aquatic complex on municipal property. Borough officials suggested the facility could be governed by a pool authority comprised of both borough council and school board members.

The borough currently operates an outdoor pool that is just yards from the district’s indoor pool. Officials say both are in a state of desperate disrepair.

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btbear
Member
btbear

Glad to see the school board is ignoring the idea to potentially save money and combine forces with the borough. Just like when they were initially going to build the football field and Pepsi was going to help sponsor it but the dumb cake eater pride decided they wanted to pay for it all on their own. Like most things in this county need to combine agencies and groups to save tax payers money and waste excess resources but refuse to acknowledge the solutions to the problem.

Just Peachy
Member
Just Peachy

While I certainly appreciate the need to repair and update the high school pool, it is beyond disappointing that six board members couldn’t vote to delay this project. Even if only for 6 months, allow the opportunity for conversations, ideas and studies. Get the information that you need to make an informed decision. If in the end, based on the information gathered, it wasn’t going to work, then fine, but these six members are simply assuming that it wouldn’t work out with Beaver Boro and weren’t willing to give it a chance. Kudos to the three board members who voted in favor of delaying.

Just Peachy
Member
Just Peachy

One more thing. Board member Bovalino, “We don’t want to be the board that the Beaver Borough citizens blame for not moving their borough pool forward…” He’s right, now they should be blamed for not even giving it a chance and not wanting to work with the borough.

Raven
Member
Raven

The development cart is put before the research horse here, and both entities will lose. Big time. At least, with the Second Coming predicted by some school board members for the near future, Jesus will have his choice of water venues to walk on when He visits.

booboo662002
Member
booboo662002

Well, we always knew that Beaver School District thought they were better than all the other Beaver County schools but it’s funny to find out that they also think their better than their own town as well.

AnonymousBCResident
Member
AnonymousBCResident

So realistically, you’re going to spend my tax money on a new pool for what, 50 kids at max + the PE classes as a side use? No plans to open the pool up to the public? Now you can be known as the board who didn’t spend time investigating options, made hasty decisions and spent tax payer dollars irresponsibly.

I’ll keep this in mind in the next election when current board members ask for my vote–because I voted for most of you. Unlike you, I’ll do my homework to see how each of you voted and vote for anyone but you. Very disappointing to say the very least.

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