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NORTH KINGSTOWNâ€”On Tuesday evening, the North Kingstown School Committee discussed the potential of removing the aging tennis courts at Wickford Middle School. Superintendent of schools Philip Auger detailed the reasoning behind the request, stating the courts posed a safety threat to students, as well as detracting from the schoolâ€™s appearance.
â€śThe tennis courts havenâ€™t gotten the attention that they used to and have deteriorated to the point that they are very rusty, and falling over to one side,â€ť said Auger. â€śIt doesnâ€™t seem like a safe place for our kids and is an eye sore.â€ť
â€ś[The tennis courts are at] one of the most public vantage points in our town, and it is a mark of how we take care of our schools when people ride by and see how poorly it looks,â€ť he added.
Read more about it in the Sept. 26 of The Standard-Times.