School officials had hoped the Lansing High School swimming pool would be open for use before the end of the Fall athletics season. But school officials now say they hope repairs will be completed by next summer. Repairs were abruptly halted last year when a forensic investigation of past repairs was initiated. School officials say they hope the investigation will be completed before the end of this month. Meanwhile the Triad Foundation has given the school district a gift of $15,000 that will be used to provide support, transportation and alternative pools.
"They called me out of the blue and asked me about some of our struggles," says Lansing School Superintendent Chris Pettograsso. That was one they had heard about from articles in the Lansing Star. We got to discussing that and I thought that would be a good way to support our students and allow them to swim at the same level. They've been excellent to work with."