Is HISD Not Pooling its Resources?

The pristine Washington High pool.
The pristine Washington High pool. Photo by Adam Zuvanich

Booker T. Washington High has a multimillion swimming pool, but no swim team.

Nearby Heights High has a swim team, but no pool on campus.

Both are Houston ISD schools so it seems some sort of cooperation could be worked out. But as Adam Zuvanich, editor of The Leader and Fort Bend Star details  this week in a story both fascinating and frustrating, to date Washington administrators have denied Heights swimmers access to the pool.

And it has lain unused for months, after costing taxpayers millions to build.

We recommend you read more at "Standing Water."
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