District hopes to reopen pool soon

On March 11, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District staff were made aware of concerns over the presence of low-level electrical voltage in pool area. School officials immediately closed the pool and the district began working with an electrician, a third-party electrical engineer and National Grid to identify and correct any issues.

Although National Grid found no measurable stray voltage in the pool, the district is taking further precautions to ensure that there are no issues. All power will be briefly shut off to the building on Saturday, March 23 so that additional testing may be conducted. The district is also installing active monitoring systems to further safeguard the safety of swimmers in the pool.

Once the district has finished its testing, the results will need to be verified by insurance underwriters and by the NYS Health Department.

“We know it has been a lengthy process,” RCS Business Manager Joanne Moran said. “We are responsible to ensure public safety and will not reopen until we are satisfied with all remediations and reports.”  

Moran says the goal is to have the pool back in operation during the week of April 1, 2019.