By Richard Bammer
With deadlines just days away, Dixon Unified leaders faced a fairly busy agenda when they met Thursday night in Dixon .
The governing board, with trustee John Gabby absent, held public hearings on the 2015-16 Local Control Accountability Plan and the 2015-16 budget, signed off on a migrant education program contract, and also approved three-year pay and benefit pacts for two employee groups.
But the meeting began on a more somber note, with a remembrance of C.A. Jacobs Middle School math teacher Katie Anderson. She and two others died in a vehicle crash in the early hours of June 7 in Fairfield, an accident in which speed may have been a factor, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Superintendent Brian Dolan, who spoke at Anderson’s memorial service earlier this month, called her “a great contributor to the district,” adding that “she was becoming a leader” at the North Lincoln Street school.