The La Joya school board on Wednesday approved a plan to reopen the Sports and Learning Complex.
Athletic Director Victor Garza provided trustees with a detailed plan during a board meeting on Wednesday afternoon.
Concerned about the coronavirus pandemic, the La Joya Independent School District kept the Sports and Learning Complex closed during 2020. Under the plan, La Joya ISD would reopen the natatorium for swimming classes, water aerobics and lap swimming.
The district would spend about $52,000 to staff the Sports and Learning Complex for six weeks, according to the plan, which calls for 50 to 55 lifeguards. In 2019, when La Joya ISD kept the Sports and Learning Complex open all summer, the district collected more than $120,000 in admission fees.
La Joya ISD would mitigate the risk posed by COVID-19 with social distancing, sanitation stations and temperature checks, according to the plan approved by the school board. Masks will be required whenever people exit the pool.
Changing rooms will remain closed and patrons will be asked to bring their own towels.
La Joya ISD will offer classes Monday through Thursday. The Sports and Learning Complex water park will open Friday through Sunday.
Hours of operation and the availability of classes will depend on demand.
Classes would cost $50 per student plus tax. Admission to the water park is $5 for children and $8 for adults.