Thursday, April 10, 2014
Fourteen Tulsa Pools Added to Endangered List
Let's hope this doesn't catch on elsewhere. Tulsa is decommissioning most of their school district pools. Read more (with video) here. Thanks for the heads up, SK!
Pools at Anderson, Hamilton, Lewis & Clark, Chouteau and Hale Junior High have already been eliminated and replaced with classrooms.
In the next phase, the pools at Bell, Gilcrease, Skelly, Webster, Wright and Roosevelt will be filled in.
And, in what's likely to be the next step, more pools at Central, East Central High, East Central Junior High, Edison, Hale High, Memorial, McLain and Rogers will close, leaving only three pools for the whole district, at Monroe, Thoreau and Booker T.
Kind of senseless from a competitive swimming point of view, right?
It's even more idiotic when you consider all the health issues among our young people. Why would you eliminate one of the best forms of exercise they have available?
Many of our country's schools and municipalities keep their pools on shoestring budgets for years on end, then complain they can't afford repairs when them danged chickens come home to roost.
Deer John Q. Public,
We preshiate yer contributin them tax dollerz fer that purdy new cement pond a while back.
It shore wuz fun wile it lasted, weren't it?
Unforchewnitly, we let it kinda fall part over da years an it needs sum pritty big fixin' up now!
Cents we is reelly lookin out fer yew, are tax payer, we is gonna cut are lossis an just fill er in.
Yer Elected O Fishuls
p.s. We is gonna need a lil more munny so's we kin pay that twenny man road krew my brothern law runs ta dew dat three munth pond liminatin job.
p.p.s. Korse, dat'l mean dem rodes mite git a lil ruffer til we kin git em back out der. Drive kareful!