DIXON – The statue of a young Abraham Lincoln reading a book, which now sits in the Lincoln Elementary School building, is headed across town.
Wednesday was the final day of classes at Lincoln, which the Dixon School Board voted in December to close to address the district’s budget deficit.
The board wants to keep the statue in the district, Superintendent Michael Juenger said, and plans call for it to move to Jefferson Elementary School.
“We are considering a couple of places [to put the statue], either at the front entrance or in the library,” he said in an email.
The statue depicts Lincoln, the future president, as a 7-year-old. If it moves to Jefferson, it will follow the teachers and grade levels that were in Lincoln this year – second and third grades.