What is the life of a child worth? According to the Shelton School Board in a 4-1 vote in favor of closing the Shelton High School pool, a child’s life is worth zero!
Over 11,000 third-grade students in the Shelton School District have received swimming lessons at the pool. The swimming pool classroom is an integral part of providing a diverse offering of physical education courses to all of the students in grades nine to 12 regardless of the student’s physical abilities. How do we keep our kids away from drugs, alcohol, teen sex and many more poor choices? We continue to offer a large diversity of in school and after school activities.
The SHS pool offers, six classes a day of credited physical education classes and girls and boys swim teams. Over 2,000 community members use the pool on an ongoing monthly basis. Think of the number of drowning deaths that will increase now due to the simple fact of the pool being closed and no swim lessons available.
I am asking that you please join us in the continued efforts to challenge the Shelton School board members, Brenda Hirshi, Gene Crater, Cheryl Williams, and Carolyn Bowles in their poor choice to vote 4-1 to close the pool. Help us to right this wrong. The Shelton School District must keep this very viable, revenue-making, needed asset open and operational for our Shelton school students and for our community. See friendsofthesheltonpool.org.
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