Davenport board approves new pool at high school

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Officials in Davenport have approved spending nearly $27 million for a new pool, auditorium and other improvements at the city’s Central High School.

The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/12VSK5Q ) the Davenport Community School Board approved the spending Monday night.

The work will be funded by local sales tax revenue. Construction should begin by next spring.

When finished, the 106-year-old school will have a new 25-yard, eight-lane pool, an auditorium with seating for up to 900 people, new tennis courts and additional parking.

Although board members approved the work, there was disagreement about spending more than $1 million to add a warm-up/cool-down area at the pool for competitive swimmers.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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