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Rep. McLaughlin working with RIDE to secure grant for ventilation system for Cumberland High School pool
STATE HOUSE — Rep. James N. McLaughlin (D-Dist. 57, Cumberland, Central Falls) — along with Rep. Mia Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland, Lincoln) and Rep. Alex D. Marszalkowski (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland) — has been working with representatives of the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Cumberland School Committee to secure a $400,000 grant for improvements to Cumberland High School’s pool.
“The air quality ventilation system for the 44-year-old pool at Cumberland High needs to be replaced,” said Representative McLaughlin. “I’ve been working with RIDE officials and members of the school committee to try to secure that funding. The aquatics center is an important resource that is utilized not just by the school, but by the entire community in Cumberland. There’s a long tradition of swimming in Cumberland, and this is one of the last high school pools that remain in the state. It’s important that its use be a safe and enjoyable one for everybody. ”
The Cumberland High School Aquatics Center runs Learn to Swim classes, Masters Programs, Cumberland Swim Club, and other programs for the community in addition to the school swim teams.
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