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Ames High School

Update 9/19/22 – Dan Flannery Pool

9/19/22 Communication

On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the Ames Community School District received a cease and desist order from the Iowa Department of Public Health for the operation of the Dan Flannery Pool at Ames High School. Since that time, we have been collaborating daily with our partners for resolution. IDPH is in receipt of pertinent documents and is reviewing them. We have no reason to believe the facility is unsafe and expect the issue to be resolved quickly. We are meeting with Story Construction and the pool contractor to learn from the errors that occurred. 

Until a resolution is reached, our Ames High Girls Swim team will be transported by the District to Boone High School for practice. In an effort to minimize further disruption and allow families and community members time to plan accordingly, the Dan Flannery Pool dedication event has been postponed. We will communicate the rescheduled date at a later time. We apologize to our families and community for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

9/14/22 Communication

This evening, the Ames Community School District received a notice from the Iowa Department of Public Health and Human Services (IDPH) to cease and desist operation of the Dan Flannery Pool at Ames High School due to construction, permitting, inspection, and registration questions. We are in cooperation with the IDPH and have contacted our construction partners to ensure the matter is resolved as quickly as possible.

In accordance with the order, the pool will be closed immediately until further notice. We remain committed to our facilities and will communicate regularly to keep you updated regarding progress toward the pool’s reopening. 

Key Contacts

Amy DeLashmutt

Director - Communication