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Fargo Public Schools Will Be Taking A Close Look At Pool Safety

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Earlier this week we sat down with Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Schatz. Who says students are still swimming in the south high pool, but they have made a few changes, and are looking at adding more precautions.

For about a week longer high schools in the Fargo district will be suiting up, and swimming in the Fit for Life physical education class.

"We decided that at this time it would make good sense to put a life guard on the deck in each one of those pools when they have those classes," says Schatz.

Superintendent Jeff Schatz says this is just a short term deal, getting an extra pair of certified eyes on all swimmers. "We found we had 4 teachers that had lifeguard certification and so we went to them and said what we would do is have them in the classroom like a substitute teacher," he says.

Once the unit is done the pool will be empty during school hours. "People think that we use those pools every single day all year long, that's just not the case," explains Schatz. While the water remains still Schatz says it's a time to take a look at what these schools have been doing in the past, and what they feel is right for the future. "At this time I am not exactly what that all means, but we will be taking hard look at it," says Schatz.

For now they are doubling up on safety, and next year's rules may look a little different. "That's another thing we are going to be looking at is the consistency of certifications," Schatz adds. He says they are going to make sure they are doing all the right things.

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