A very big shout-out to Dan Haley [Kill the pool: OPRF’s path forward, News, Nov. 14] and Wednesday Journal for suggesting a sane, reasonable, more financially practical, and educationally-centered response on the District 200 Imagine facilities plan. It is a set of considerations that Imagine skeptics of all stripes across Oak Park and River Forest should take seriously. It is a thoughtful stand that reflects the ongoing criticism, insights and alternative solutions that have united in spirit people from the Practical Pool Solutions to members of the Committee for Equity and Excellence in Education. I hope the D200 Board of Education is listening. And, of course, our children’s athletic program will continue to thrive without a massive new pool!
Chairperson, Committee for Equity and Excellence in Education