Media in a lather over Vancouver schools chiefs shower

first_imgThis shower was installed in the bathroom near Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb’s office at a cost of about $4,000. News that Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb had a private shower installed in the bathroom near his office generated plenty of media attention Tuesday.The first television news van arrived at the district office at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday morning, said Tom Hagley, Jr., the district’s chief of staff.“To the best of our knowledge, VPS has not received any calls or email messages today from parents or community members expressing concern about the shower installation in the restroom adjacent to the superintendent’s office,” Hagley wrote in an email late Tuesday afternoon. “The only contacts we have received on this topic today were from media organizations, beginning at approximately 6:15 a.m. and continuing to the present time.” The 3-foot-by-3-foot fiberglass shower was installed over the summer at a cost of about $4,000, said Todd Horenstein, the district’s assistant superintendent for facilities. Webb works long hours and often attends evening meetings.School board members were not aware the shower was being installed. School board President Dale Q. Rice said the board had no prior knowledge of the administrative shower installation. It was part of upgrades made over the summer to the administration building.last_img

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