By Nick Sestanovich
Schools in Dixon will be starting two weeks later than initially scheduled, as the school board voted to extend the start date for the 2020-21 school year by two weeks at a special meeting Monday.
Dixon Unified School District schools were originally going to commence for the year Aug. 10, as had been scheduled for the school calendars that were adopted in February. However, with campuses closing the following month due to the global coronavirus pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders by the state, the start date will now be Aug. 24 to give teachers more time to prepare.
DUSD Superintendent Brian Dolan said this was not an agenda item the district ever wanted to consider, but the coronavirus created a unique situation.