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Search Begins for Dolan’s Replacement

Nov 08, 2023 01:29PM ● By MPG Staff

DIXON, CA (MPG) - In September, Dixon USD Superintendent Brian Dolan announced his retirement at the end of the 2023-24 school year.

The Dixon School Board approved a contract on Thursday, October 19, for Education Support Services (ESS) to conduct a nationwide superintendent search. ESS will assist the district in seeking and selecting the next superintendent of schools for Dixon USD.

ESS consultants met with the school board on Monday, October 30, to review and approve the timeline and process for conducting the new superintendent search.

ESS will conduct community and stakeholder meetings in early November to seek input from these groups as to what they consider important qualifications and characteristics for a new superintendent.

-In other school news, Dixon High School reports it is time to start thinking about ordering your copy of the 2024 Dixon High School Yearbook.  Go to (Order #7317) to pay by credit card, or by mail-in check by calling 866-287-3096.

 Also at the high school, AP (Advanced Placement) students are getting important information about registering with the College Board and preparing to order their AP tests.  Remember, it is very important for students to sit for the AP tests when they take an AP class.  All information will be sent via student email and delivered by AP teachers. 

-News for Maine Prairie High School included receiving a silver medal award by the State of California for its implementation of PBIS ─ Positive Behavior Interventions and Support.

The staff is very proud of the support services, incentives, and recognition offered to students to motivate and inspire them to do their best every day under the guidance of Principal Angelina Arias.

The school-wide expectations are to be respectful, be responsible, and be safe.

Together, students and staff worked hard to maintain a safe and healthy campus although there is always room for growth; every day is a new day to make positive changes.

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