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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Dayton schools scheduled to open August 29

Waiting for guidance from the state on athletic programs


Michele Smith

This classroom belonging to Secondary Math teacher Brenda Henderson has been cleaned and stripped down to its simplest components. Dayton School District Maintenance Supervisor John Delp and Night Custodian Bill Massey are working on designing classrooms according to COVID-19 requirements for returning students in the fall. They have been cleaning carpets, sanitizing walls, removing shelves, and creating space for an average of 15 students in each classroom. Each student is required to have 36 sq. ft of space in the classroom.

DAYTON-Guy Strot presided over his first school board meeting last week. Strot is the new superintendent for the Dayton School District, replacing Doug Johnson, who retired on June 30.

Strot told the Board of Directors the Dayton schools would reopen on August 29.

He said the goal is to have all the students back for all five days.

He has met with and will continue to meet with, Public Health Director Martha Lanman, regarding COVID-19 requirements.

"She is going to be a great partner for us. I think we are both focused on how we're going to keep staff safe and students safe while getting t...

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