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Read More -  Important Information for Families and Staff

Families and Parents:                                                                                                                                                                 March 17, 2020


  • Spring Break for students is extended through march 27.  School resumes March 30, 2020;
  • Activities:  The Board has mandated that ALL extra-curricular activities and trips (students and staff) be cancelled until further notice;
  • School Lunch:  Beginning Monday, march 23, a “grab & go” school lunch will be available for ALL students.  These lunches may be picked up at the designated locations between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Students may receive the meal at the nearest location.  They do not have to go to their attendance school; however, the student must be present to receive a meal.  (Lunches will not be consumed on the premises.);
  • Self-isolation:
  1. Individuals returning from international travel must self-isolate 14 days from the time they return to the United States.
  2. Individuals returning from cruises must self-isolate 14 days from the time they return from the cruise.



Students who are NOT your dependents are NOT allowed on campus.


Please find below the work schedule for the week of March 23-27, 2020.  This limited reporting will allow us to maintain the sanitation of our sites while preparing for the return of employees and students on March 30.


12-month Employees – Normal work schedules.  Return to work:  March 23.  This includes:

  • Administrators (District and School-Based);
  • 12-month Instructional Staff (Specialists – administrative and instructional, etc.);
  • 12-month Support Staff (Clerical, Security, Maintenance, IT, Custodial, etc.).
  • 10-month Instructional Staff (Teachers, Speech/Language Pathologists) – March 23-27 limited days.  Return to work:  March 23 (8:00-3:00).  Principal will give further directions on Monday.


  • 10 and 11-month Support Staff (Paraprofessionals, Interpreters, Job Coaches, Truancy Officers) – March 23-27 limited days.  Return to work:  March 23 (8:00-3:00).  Principal will give further directions on Monday.


  • 11-month Support Staff (Clerical) – March 23-27 limited days.  Return to work:  March 23 (8:00-3:00).  Principal will give further directions on Monday.


  • School Resource Officer – Hours vary; specific instructions to be provided by your supervisor.


Additionally, we have identified certain areas as mission critical to ensure we are able to provide meals to students at each school, continue the sanitation of our facilities, and support delivery of additional instructional materials to schools.  Currently those areas include:

  • Food Service
  • Transportation
  • Maintenance


Impacted employees in these groups will receive additional instructions from their supervisor.


Please monitor site for updates.

COVID-19 Statement

March 4, 2020

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The Madison County School District has met with the Madison County Health Department to determine steps to prevent the introduction and spread of the COVID-19 virus into our schools. Our first step is to heighten infection control. We will begin this process by strengthening our cleaning methods in classrooms, cafeterias, and on school buses.  Additionally, we will begin immediately reviewing strategies with our students to prevent the spread of a wide variety of infectious diseases. 

District staff will receive guidance from the health department in developing steps to be taken should a case of the virus be identified in our county.   At the present time the district is monitoring attendance and will be communicating updates routinely with the community.

Read More - 2020 Women's History Month

March 1, 2020 kicks off the official start of Women’s History Month! For decades now, March has been the designated time frame used to draw special attention to the remarkable ladies in our country who have made incredible contributions to our society.

Between remembering and appreciating Eleanor Roosevelt’s inspiring career, Maya Angelou’s vision and voice for justice, groundbreaking female pilots like Amelia Earhart, the fearless leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, and thousands of other exceptional examples, we all have much to gain from observing Women’s History Month.

Even today, history continues to be made through the efforts of influential females like Carmen Perez, co-founder of the Women’s March, Brené Brown, research professor, speaker and best-selling author Ava DuVernay, and so many more.

Besides independent reading and researching on your own throughout this period, many museums and community programs will be offering Women’s History Month events and exhibits, so be sure to check out what’s happening.

For more information, please visit

National Signing Day

February 6, 2020

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MCHS studnts Roderick Johnson, Jr., Jabarrek Hopkins, and Octavius Davis pictured at National Signing Day.

2020 Black History Month

February 1, 2020

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First Lady Casey DeSantis Announces 2020 Black History Month Theme and Student Contests

Student essay contest winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, First Lady Casey DeSantis announced that the theme for Black History Month in February will be “Celebrating Untold Stories and Contributions of African Americans in Florida” and released information regarding the student art and essay contests and Excellence in Education awards.

“Florida has been enriched by the many contributions made by our African American community and we cherish the opportunity to highlight their achievements,” said First Lady Casey DeSantis. “This year, we take special pride in heralding those who have given us much to celebrate in our local communities and should be acknowledged as we honor the legacy of the many through Black History Month.”

First Lady DeSantis is inviting students to participate in academic and creative contests based on theme “Celebrating Untold Stories and Contributions of African Americans in Florida.” Students in grades K-3 can participate in an art contest while students in grades 4-12 can participate in an essay contest. Additionally, students, parents, teachers and principals are invited to nominate full-time educators of all student grades for the Black History Month Excellence in Education Award.

About the Student Art Contest 
First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in Florida. Each student will submit original, two-dimensional artwork based on this year’s theme. Two winners will be selected.

About the Student Essay Contest
First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all 4-12 students in Florida. Each student will submit one essay no longer than 500 words based on this year’s theme. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8) and one high school student (grades 9-12). Each winner will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

About the Excellence in Education Award 
First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Excellence in Education Award Contest is open to all full-time educators in an elementary, middle, or high school in Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school teacher (grades K-5), one middle school teacher (grades 6-8) and one high school teacher (grades 9-12). Nominations may be submitted by a principal, teacher, parent/guardian or student.

Contest Entries and Nominating Forms and Guidelines 
Student contest forms and educator nomination forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at

Volunteer Florida 
Black History Month Committee 
1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250 
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

All entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

For more information about the contests please visit

Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

January 31, 2020

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Congratulations to Shaneika Pride - Madison County Teacher of the Year!

Pictured:  Front - Quasheena Knight, Shaneika Pride, Kim Whigham, Monica Dyke

Back:  Jill Page, Rebecca Gonzalez, Patrick White, Tracie Jones

Congratulations to All!

SRP of the Year

School Related Personnel of the Year

January 30, 2020

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Congratulations to the Madison County School District School Related Personnel of the Year!  

Photo:  (L to R)  Cindy Boyd - District Office, Kathy Norwood - MCCS, Kim Washington - PES Sonja Bass -DISTRICT WINNER - MCAA, Evelyn Chancy - MCHS, Talecia Solomon - GES, Bobby Thompkins - JMPHS, Leroy James - LES, Derek Love - Transportation Department

School Bus Accident

December 13, 2019

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At approximately 7:50 a.m. today Madison County School District Bus #7 was enroute to Madison County Central School from Madison County High School with approximately 40 students. A Madison County Sheriff's Deputy was directing traffic at the west entrance gate of Madison Central and had east bound traffic stopped. Bus #7 was travelling east bound and stopped in front of Madison County Sheriff's Office when a private vehicle rear ended the bus.
All students were initially evaluated on scene by EMS. After initial evaluation was completed, students were bussed to Madison County Central School for further evaluation and to gather information regarding the accident.
Each parent or guardian of students on bus #7 is being notified by Madison County Central School administration. More information will be provided as information becomes available.

Wastewater Advisory

December 10, 2019

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Possible Impacts from Valdosta, GA Wastewater Overflow:


COH - Hamilton

Sallie Ford

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Lisa Hayes

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Jasper, FL - The Florida Department of Heaalth in Hamilton and Madison  counties today issued a joint health advisory to residents and visitors near the Withalacoochee River in North Florida.  The City of Valdosta, Georgia has reported a large spill of untreated sewage; the spillage will impact water quality flowing from Sugar Creek into the Withlacoochee River.

Until further information is known regarding possible contamination of the river, people in the area are urged to take precautions when in contact with the Withlacoochee River.  The Florida Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection are conducting water sampling.

Water contaminated with wastewater overflow presents several health risks to humans.  Untreated human sewage with microbes could cause gastrointestinal issues and other conditions.

Anyone who comes into contact with the river water should wash thoroughly, especially before eating or drinking.  children and older adults, as well as people with weakened immune systems, are particularly vulnerable to disease, so every precaution should be taken if in contact with the river water.

For more information about the potential health effects of wastewater overflow, Floridians are encouraged to contact DOH-Hamilton at 386-758-1059 or and and DOH-Madison at 850-973-5000 or visit  For information pertaining to the spill, contact the Valdosta Utilities Department Environmental Manager, Scott Fowler at 229-259-3592 or sfowler

Read More - Governor Appoints School Superintendent!

Madison County School District Officially Welcomes Shirley Joseph as Superintendent of Schools!

Governor Ron DeSantis has appointed Shirley Joseph as Madison County School Superintendent. She’s been serving as interim superintendent since May.

Ms. Joseph has served in various roles in K-12 public education, including teacher, instructional coach, principal and district administrator.

Ms. Joseph earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University and a master’s degree from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

Welcome Superintendent Joseph!