Studies to be Done on Westshore Pool

There wasn’t an empty seat in the room of the Lake­port Uni­fied School Dis­trict Office for a dis­cus­sion about the future of the West­shore Pool. The Divi­sion of the State Archi­tect stated that the dis­trict would be in vio­la­tion of the edu­ca­tion code if stu­dents used the West­shore Pool, and that the dis­trict is liable and board mem­bers could be held per­son­ally respon­si­ble if some­one was injured. DSA pointed to the hill­side where the pool is located for poten­tial pub­lic safety issues if seis­mic activ­ity occurs and the soil under­neath the pool is not solid enough. In addi­tion, the pool is not in com­pli­ance with the Amer­i­can with Dis­abil­i­ties Act because that steep hill is the only access to the facil­ity. The orig­i­nal designer of the pool, has offered to do struc­tural, pre­lim­i­nary and soil stud­ies free-of-charge. The board will dis­cuss the pool again in March after it gets results from those studies.