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School Board Reiterates Support of Design for Community Center

Public Statement graphic At its business meeting January 27, 2020, the DTSD Board of School Directors reiterated its support of the design for a new municipal community center, noting:

"The Derry Township School District has a commitment to offering PIAA sports that include women’s and
men’s swimming and diving during the winter sports season. The swimming and diving season for our
high school teams starts mid-November and end mid-March. The school district would like to be clear
about our needs for our swimming and diving program.

Our goal has been to be involved in the future planning of the new recreation center to ensure that our
needs are met to continue our commitment to offering quality women’s and men’s swimming and
diving during the winter high school sports season.

The currently approved design for the 35m competition pool at the Derry Township Community Center
will adequately meet the needs of our swim and dive teams. A 35m pool will enhance the flexibility of
our swim and dive programs, providing additional lane availability for both recreational swimmers and
our high school teams. Any further delay would be detrimental to the health and well-being of our
student athletes.

Our swimming and diving teams need to practice 4-6 hours a day, 6 days a week during the November
to March season and host 6-7 home meets that last 3 hours between competing schools during their
5-month season.