DIXFIELD — Improvements, including new lights and carpets, are being made to schools this summer, Regional School Unit 56 Superintendent Pam Doyen told directors Tuesday evening.

At Dirigo High School the hall lights were replaced with energy efficient fixtures and carpet in the main office will be replaced. Also, the front walkway will be paved. 

At Dirigo Middle School, the red hallway carpet will be replaced with tile and carpet. Also, a tank in the boiler room will be repaired.

At Dirigo Elementary School, a grass seeder will be purchased, along with a hopper sander to replace a worn one. The school will also get a steam table for the kitchen, Doyen said.

In other business, Doyen said the Maine State Department of Education is working with Western Maine Education Consortium on an arts education and development grant.

“It’s four years of free professional development on how to better integrate art into our regular classroom instruction,” Doyen said.

The board hired Rebecca Hutchinson as a pre-kindergarten educational technician III for Dirigo Elementary School. She previously taught at W.G. Mallett School in Farmington.

Aaron Arsenault of Peru was hired as a bus driver and custodian for the district.

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The RSU 56 board of directors hired Rebecca Hutchinson as a pre-Kindergarten Educational Technician III for Dirigo Elementary School during their meeting on Tuesday. (Marianne Hutchinson/Rumford Falls Times)

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