SANDWICH (CBS) – Plenty of adults use the Sandwich High School’s public swimming pool during the day. But soon, those people may need to find another place to swim.
The Schools’ superintendent Mary Ellen Johnson announced that adults will no longer be allowed to use the high school’s lockers and showers during school hours.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports
Johnson’s decision comes after some concerns about adults being naked in the same showers and locker rooms that students were using.
Of particular concern, adults participating in Sandwich Community School programs are not required to undergo any criminal background checks.
The move has been met with a lot of resistance.
Marie Kangas, who attended last night’s school committee meeting on the issue, says child safety is a top priority, but it doesn’t appear there was any consideration for a compromise.
“Locking the locker room doors and just allowing the patrons into the pool area and in the office area didn’t appear to be considered,” Kangas said.
Kangas is concerned the community school that runs the adult swimming program will take a severe financial hit.
The ban will be revisited next month.