Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Exclusive Pictures of Unlocked Pool at Nix Elementary School - Hearing Wed. Oct. 29th

These pictures show the condition of the unlocked and abandoned pool on the Roscoe Nix Elementary School parking lot on September 16, 2014.

As shown in the photo below, an unlocked door would allow Nix Elementary School students to easily enter and explore this abandoned pool property.

What have the Board of Education and Superintendent Joshua Starr done to keep students safe at this elementary school in light of the ongoing danger on the school parking lot?  

It should be noted that in 2005, the Board of Education bought the parking lot for the pool for use by Nix Elementary SchoolThe only access to the pool property now is over Board of Education property.  

As the Parents' Coalition and ABC7 have previously reported, this property is easily accessible by children at Nix Elementary School.

The Montgomery County Board of Appeals will hold a hearing on this property on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.


  1. Thanks for the photos. Why wouldn't the principal at Nix ask MCPS to take action on this?

  2. What I don't understand, if I read this correctly, is it says they needed the parking. So why buy the whole property if all you need is parking? Especially if you had no plans on leveling the place. I trust the pool was only open during the summer (when school is out). It seems they could've worked out an arrangement without buying the entire thing.

    1. The BOE did not buy the land that the pools sits on, but they bought all of the parking lot and all of the access road.
      There is now no way to get to the pool without crossing over Board of Education land.
      All truck traffic to the cell tower on the site must travel over the parking lot for Nix Elementary School.


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