The repair and renovation of the Dixon Schools seem to be entering the final stages.
At the Dixon School Board meeting Wednesday night Grounds and Maintenance Director Kevin Schultz had the news the scaffolding around the front and auditorium of the High School will begin coming down in a little over a week. The scaffolding around the gymnasium will remain up through the summer and should be coming down shortly after school resumes in the fall.
Schultz also spoke of a problem at Jefferson School and the new kitchen in the addition there. He said they planned to put the old sinks into the kitchen. These sinks met State Standards, but, they did not meet the County standards. This meant they had to purchase new sinks.
In order to keep costs at the limit it was determined to not create the new agriculture and welding shop classes as was originally planned. Schultz said they are finding a hard time finding someone to teach the classes and student enrollment needs to increase. Schultz said they still plan to someday create these classes, but, they are on the back burner for now. Currently students can get the education in these areas at Whiteside Area Career Center or at Sauk Valley College.