DIXFIELD– The superintendent and directors of Regional School Unit 56 are considering how and where to hold a districtwide hearing and vote on the 2020-21 budget plan, as they wait additional guidance from the guv.

The public hearing and preliminary vote on the $12.97 million proposition is tentatively set for June 23 in 3 spaces at Dirigo High School in Dixfield, Superintendent Pam Doyen stated. However that strategy depends on Gov. Janet Mills’ restrictions on the size of public events to prevent the spread of the brand-new coronavirus.

Doyen stated she has actually not heard whether the guv will permit them.

According to Mills’ four-stage strategy to restart the economy, issued April 28, gatherings of less than 50 individuals will tentatively be allowed starting June 1.

” At this moment, I ‘d like the board to think about if we can have a spending plan hearing, whether you wish to have one even if the governor says we do not need to,” Doyen said.

She said she and school administrators talked about setting up 3 rooms at the high school “so that we would run out than 50 in each area,” and to have the meeting streamlined reside in each of the three rooms.

” If we’re permitted to open the structures and we feel safe that we can do this, then I believe it’s our right and the people have a right to be able to come in … if they wish to go to,” Director Bruce Ross of Dixfield said. “We have actually got to make sure that if we are going to do it live then we’re going to do it safely.”

The budget recognition referendum for citizens of Canton, Carthage, Dixfield and Peru is set up for July 14, the exact same day as the state main election.

In other organisation, Dirigo High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Jess McGreevy asked the board to consider having esports as an after-school activity for high school students beginning in the fall.

The board asked McGreevy to find out the number of students would be interested in taking part in the online group video games and report to them at their June conference.

McGreevy stated the Maine Principals’ Association is “going to be starting a brand-new esports chance for trainees in the next school year.”

If authorized by directors, she said, the video game Dirigo students will play is League of Legends.

” It reminds me a little bit of a team-based capture the flag type of game that you play and you deal with the other individuals on your group to try to accomplish a goal,” she stated.

The cost associated with esports would be $64 per individual or a flat rate of $1,000, whichever is less, McGreevy said. Other costs might consist of buying computer system headsets, cordless mouses and an adviser to coach the students, she stated.

Director Natalie Sneller of Canton stated she thought esports “noises like a great program,” and would be good if it helps keep trainees academically qualified.

Those who take part in extracurricular and co-curricular activities, such as e-sports, need to satisfy scholastic standards in order to be qualified to get involved.

” And if it’s team-based, a few of the skills you find out from working with a group are really crucial life lessons, so I think there are some actually valuable aspects to the program because way too,” Sneller stated.

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