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PRJUSD Board of Trustees to review report questioning aquatics complex

Posted at 8:19 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 00:45:16-05

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees will be reviewing a recent county grand jury report which questioned the process behind the construction and funding of the aquatics complex.

The aquatics complex project has been in the works for several years and was supposed to be completed by now.

Funds for the $5.7 million complex have come from Measure M Bond money.

Components of the pool were flown in from Italy but have been sitting in storage.

The Swim Paso Association believes there are some inaccuracies in the grand jury report, which stated the complex is an example of “how the administration of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) erred and created financial blunders that impacted the entire district operation.”

"We just really want the board to recognize that there is still a need," Swim Paso Association Chair Tara Quinn said. "There is still an interest and that no one is saying move forward right now. Whatever they need to do reconvene a new community, consider a new design, hold stakeholder meetings."

The Board of Trustees' meeting is at 9 a.m. Saturday and the community is encouraged to take part in public comment virtually.