East Penn School Board votes to save swimming pool

Camp Hill, PA (WHTM) – A community effort to save a swimming pool in East Pennsboro Township appears to be successful. The school board voted 5-4 Wednesday night to continue operating the pool inside the middle school.

The pool, which has been around for more than four decades, was on the chopping block as a way to make up a budget deficit and avoid paying for repairs. Those renovations were estimated to cost around $600,000.

Many supporters of the pool spoke at Wednesday’s meeting, saying the pool is vital for swimming lessons and aquatic clubs.

Now, the work begins to fund the pool. A group called “Save East Penn’s Pool” posted on its Facebook page Wednesday night that it will work with residents, school board members, township officials and business to find a financial path forward.


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