As for our public schools, the pool at Goshen High School is more than 50 years old and the pool at Goshen Middle School is more than 20 years old. As part of the proposed community/wellness center, those pools would also be closed and those spaces repurposed for other needs in those schools.
September has indeed been a busy month for this issue. Earlier this month the Elkhart County Council approved putting the matter of public financing of the center to vote in a May 2013 special election. Anyone who lives within the city limits of Goshen or within the boundaries of Goshen Community Schools will be eligible to vote. On Tuesday schools Superintendent Diane Woodworth announced an architectural firm had been hired for a feasibility study. That study will cost $5,000.
We are eager to see the results of that study. On the surface this certainly seems like a great opportunity for this community, but we’re confident many taxpayers will need plenty more information before they’re ready to dive in.