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April 11--  Parents of students at J.D. Dickerson Primary School in Vidalia are being advised that asbestos is being removed from the school as part of a renovation project.

Principal Carol Welch sent letters noting that none of the work is being done with students on campus.  Asbestos abatement teams worked at the school during spring break in an area walled off from classrooms.  The next phases will occur this weekend and next with air quality monitored and the material removed from the campus.

Meanwhile, the school board was informed at its meeting Tuesday night that the construction at Dickerson and J.R.Trippe Middle School should be completed by January.  McDonald Construction of Vidalia is doing the $5.6 million project.