A citizen’s committee is hoping the school board will reconsider its decision in May to close the Benson indoor swimming pool.
Committee members met informally, Thursday, with Dennis Laumeyer, Superintendent of Benson Schools, and several school board members to express their interest in keeping the indoor swimming pool open, according to Dan Enderson, a member of the committee. Enderson also said the group offered to take on the two challenges which are the main focus of the indoor pool issue; coming up with additional funding sources for the pool, and find ways to promote additional utilization of the pool.
The District 777 Board of Education voted to close the pool at its May 16 meet. The board pointed to concerns about the costs of maintaining the pool, which was originally opened in 1976, and the limited use of the pool.