The $3.5 million Pool Parks Commission Debacle —

An Ashland citizen called the school district’s financial director to ask about the Parks $3.5million pool.  Below is what she learned.  The official letter will be posted here:

I just heard from the school district.  It was a complete rumor about the 3.5 million dollar “deal” Micheal Black and Commissioners made together.  ..apparently spread by the pool people and Michael Black and commissioners.

I was told the school board never made any proposals with Michael Black to put any amount of money in their bond measure. They have no idea how that rumor got started but they have no intention of working with Parks commissioners.

They were astonished and surprised that SOS was being blamed for blowing up a joint bond planning project between the school district and the parks commissioners when there never was one.

Chronicle Staff