Schools continue to mull pool

Despite recently announced plans by Sonoma Splash to build a community swimming pool at the site of what was Paul’s Resort, the Sonoma Valley Unified School District hasn’t ruled out building a pool of its own.

At a special meeting last Thursday, Tom Coughlan, a member of the group behind the pool, gave the school board an update.

“Paul’s Resort is a great location, Coughlin said. “It’s the geographic center of the Valley.” And he told the board that it was no more than two miles from any of the district’s schools, although Dunbar School is eight miles away.

Coughlin said the group is aiming for a summer 2016 opening for the pool complex.

“We’ll be able to accommodate all of the needs of Sonoma Valley,” he said. “Our local model is Ives Pool in Sebastopol. That’s run by a nonprofit.”

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