Today's Sun Chronicle features an article about the innovative steps to co-ordinate the efforts of the YMCA and Foxboro High School.
When the issue of the possible misuse of the high school pool first came up several years ago, I suggested on the old chat group that perhaps we should let the Y run the pool in exchange for swim and fitness classes and/or cash.
I believe the cost of a student membership to the Y is about 22.00 per month.
If their are 3000 students enrolled in Seekonk Public Schools, that is about 66k per year. What does it cost the town to retain the Athletic Director alone? Purchasing a family membership for every student in town would probably be less of a strain on the school budget district wide than what it costs the town to maintain an inadequate health and physical fitness program .
Obviously, given the mandates, we cannot make changes over night. But wouldn't it make sense to explore the possibilities of incrementally enlisting the services of the YMCA to permanently provide a health and phys ed program for the students?