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Community Meeting January 23 to Discuss Redesign for Rowland High School Pool

COMMUNITY MEETING ON JANUARY 23 TO DISCUSS

REDESIGN PLANS FOR ROWLAND HIGH SCHOOL POOL

 

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – JANUARY 17, 2012 – Residents are being asked for their input and to view preliminary architectural designs for a new Rowland High School Aquatics Center. The Rowland Unified School District will hold a community meeting on Monday, January 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Rowland High School in the Hideout. The address is 2000 S. Otterbein Avenue, Rowland Heights, 91748.

“We are excited to share with our community initial plans that will showcase what will be one of the premiere aquatics centers in the region,” said Rowland High School Principal Mitch Brunyer. “This center will feature a beautiful plaza entrance and a 12-lane pool to serve more students and community members. It will also have expanded locker rooms for women and men, new outdoor showers, digital score board and lighting, and LCD projectors for video capabilities. Since more than 100,000 residents use this facility every year, it is key that we ask for their input in the design process.”

The District has been working quickly to address updating the 40 year-old Rowland High School pool; which is currently closed. It is hoped that the estimated $2.5 million project, once approved by the State Architect (approximately 3 – 6 months timeframe), would break ground in late 2012 to open for the summer of 2013.

            Rowland High School is a National Blue Ribbon School, a World International Baccalaureate School and was named in 2011 as one of “America’s Top High Schools” by Newsweek Magazine. For more information, the public can call (626) 965-3448 or visit www.rowlandhs.org.

 

Rowland Heights was named “2011 Best Place to Raise Kids in California” by Bloomberg Businessweek. The Rowland Unified School District is proud to serve 16,000 students at 20 elementary and secondary schools in the communities of Rowland Heights, Walnut, La Puente, City of Industry, and West Covina. More than 5,000 adults (16+) are also served by the Rowland Adult and Community Education School. For more information about Rowland Unified, call (626) 965-2541 or visit www.RowlandSchools.org. 

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