Following Marathon Dixon School Board Meeting Parents Will Get Another Survey and a Possible September Start

Following Marathon Dixon School Board Meeting Parents Will Get Another Survey and a Possible September Start

It was an exhausted Dixon School Board following the mega meeting held Thursday night.

The board met for a study session to learn every single detail of how the fall return to school would look like.  The board heard about remote learning, special education, gym classes, safety procedures, social distancing in the classroom and a host of other topics.

When the late night finally came to an end the only decision was a new survey will be going out to parents.  According to Superintendent Margo Empen, this survey is the most important one to date.  The survey is asking parents if they want a two day school week or a 4 day school week.

If parents vote on a four day week, Empen said they may need to push out the start date of school to the early part of September.  Empen said faculty and staff will need to do some planning if that happens. The planning will center on working within the guidelines for social distancing, sanitation, face coverings and other safety precautions.

It was also announced that even if school did not start till September, any student who attends such things as Whiteside Career would still need to attend the classes when they start and transportation would be provided.