By Richard Bammer
An update on the district’s administrative offices, which suffer from weak roof trusses, and approval of a tentative contract between the district and school-support employees are on the agenda when Dixon Unified leaders meet tonight in Dixon.
District administrators, currently temporarily housed in Dixon High offices on College Way, face a financial decision regarding longtime district offices on South First Street, where some roof trusses are broken, rendering parts of the building unsafe to inhabit.
In a late-December interview, Superintendent Brian Dolan said the fate of the building, built in 1978, would be the subject of several board meeting discussions, as district officials mull over several options. Those choices include selling the building as is, an unlikely prospect, since mortgage companies almost certainly will not loan cash for a structurally unsound building; fix the roof, a repair bill that likely will top six figures, and return to the refurbished office spaces; fix and sell the building, which the district purchased in 2002 for nearly $1 million but still owes $210,000 on the mortgage; or rehabilitate old Dixon High on East C Street and move in there.