Dixfield-based school system reports record COVID-19 figures

DIXFIELD — In the past three weeks, the number of students with COVID-19 is the highest so far this school year, Superintendent Pam Dean told Regional School Unit 56 principals Tuesday.

From November 24 to December 14, a total of 188 students were taken out of school due to infections or close contact with those who tested positive, she said. Thirty-seven were confirmed cases and 151 were quarantined.

“I want to make it clear that all of these positive cases and quarantines have not been identified (as coming from) inside the school,” Dean said at the high school board meeting. Direct.

Students include those at Dirigo Elementary School in Peru and TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School and Dirigo High School, both in Dixfield. The district also includes Canton and Carthage.

In other deals, the council approved the sale of two buses per bid: a 21-year-old with 200,000 miles and a 16-year-old with 210,000 miles.

“We didn’t use the two buses,” said Buildings, Grounds and Transportation Manager Kenny Robbins. “They are pretty well worn down below. . . so we thought it would be time to put them up for sale and sell them. »

In another bus issue, several directors agreed that the district should designate around $25,000 for an architect to work on plans for a bus garage, instead of continuing to lease space in Dixfield.

Dean said the district may eventually ask voters to ask for $425,000 for the garage. It would take about “16 years to profit from what we produce and what we pay for a lease. And that would be something we owned,” she said.

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