We are writing as current and former Princeton High School students and athletes because we have recently heard criticism of the Board of Education for approving the construction of a restroom facility next to the high school fields. We want to express our support for the bathroom facility because we believe it will be incredibly helpful to all students, particularly student athletes.
This bathroom facility was approved by Princeton voters as part of the $26.9 million referendum from 2018 and was identified as the highest athletics priority by many parents and families.
This is because having this facility is a matter of convenience and equity. Taking 10-15 minutes to go to the school building to use sanitary facilities is a challenge when you are competing and particularly difficult for those in a wheelchair or with limited mobility. The new restrooms will be accessible and connected to plumbing and stocked with