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Proposed Policy Revisions

August 8, 2018

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NOTICE:  The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendent’s office, 210 N.E. Duval Avenue, Madison, FL for the following purpose:

Changes to the following policies:

1121.01, 3121.01, 4121.01 – Criminal Background and Employment History Checks

5111.01 – Homeless Students

5111.03 – Children & Youth in Foster Care

5120 – Assignment Within District

5200 – Attendance

5225 – Absences for Religious Holidays

5517.01 – Bullying & Harassment

5540 – the Schools & Investigations Involving Students

6325 – Procurement-Federal Grants/Funds

6330-Acquisition of professional Architectural, Engineering, Landscape architectural, or Land Surveying Services

6490-Legal Services for Employees, Officers, and Public Officials

6685-Funding for Promotion, Public Relations, & Hospitality

7310-Disposition of Surplus Property


8340-Letters of Reference and Disclosure of Information Regarding Former or Current Employees

8500-Food Service Program


8710-Insurance, Risk Management, & Claims Settlement

9211-Parent Organizations, Booster Clubs, and Other Outside Support Organization

0100-Social Media-Definitions

7540-Social Media-Technology

7540.02-Social Media-Web Content, Apps, & Services

7544-Social Media-use of Social Media

8300-Info & Tech Coll.-Phase II-Continuity of Organizational Operations Plan

8300S-Continuity of Organizational Operations Plan-Supplement

8503-Info & Tech coll.-Phase II-Information Security

8305S-Information Security Supplement

5136-Tech & Info coll. Phase III-Wireless Communication Devices

5136S-Wireless Communication Devices-Supplement

5136.01-Technology Resources & other Electronic Equipment

5136.01S-Electronic Equipment-Supplement

7540.03-Info & Tech Coll-Phase III-Student Technology Acceptable Use & Safety

7540.04-Info & Tech Coll.,-Phase III-Staff Technology Acceptable Use & Safety

7540.05-Info & Tech. Coll-Phase III-District-Issued Staff E-Mail Account

7540.06-District Issued Student E-mail

The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Office, 210 NE Duval Avenue, Madison, Florida or at Statutory Authority:  120.54, 1001.43 F.S.

Back to School Bash

August 1, 2018

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Please join us for this wonderful community wide event sponsored by the Madison County Ministerial Association. It will be held at MCCS on Saturday, August 11, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am.

MCCS Sports Announcements

August 1, 2018

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MCCS 6th-8th Grade Volleyball Tryouts:
Monday, August 6th-Tuesday August 7th from 
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm.
Volleyball Team Practice will begin on Wednesday, August 8th.

MCCS Cheerleading Practice:
Cheerleading Practice will begin on Monday, August 6th.
Practice will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday each week from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm.

Read More - 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

The 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 3, 2018, and runs through Sunday, August 5, 2018.

During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax including: certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; and clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item.

For more information and a list of qualifying items, please review the Department of Revenue's Tax Information Publication (TIP) on the 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, as well as the Frequently Asked Questions document. For your convenience, the digital downloads and social media posts below are provided for individuals and businesses interested in sharing information about the sales tax holiday.

Open House Schedule

July 16, 2018

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Please find listed below the Open House schedule for all District Schools:
GES: Wednesday, 8/8/18 from 5:00-7:00 pm
JMPHS: 9th-10th - Tuesday, 8/7/18 from 6:00-8:00 pm
LES: Friday, 8/10/18 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
MCAA: 5th-8th - Wednesday, 8/8/18 from 5:00-6:30 pm
KG-4th - Thursday, 8/9/18 from 5:00-6:30 pm
MCCS: PK-5th - Tuesday, 8/7/18 from 5:00-7:00 pm
6th-8th - Thursday, 8/9/18 from 5:00-7:00 pm
MCHS: Tuesday, 8/7/18 from 5:00-7:00 pm
PES: Tuesday, 8/7/18 from 5:30-7:00 pm
Read More - District and School Grades
Commissioner Stewart released School and District Grades for the entire State earlier this afternoon. It is with extreme pleasure that we announce that Madison County received a district grade of 'B'! This is the first time Madison County has received this high of a ranking. This would not have happened without the hard work and dedication of each and every one of our students, teachers, staff, administrators, parents and community.
We are so very proud of everyone who helped achieve this success! Jack Dempsey once said "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." Congratulations, CHAMPIONS!
The individual school grades are as follows:
Read More - Proposed 2018-2019 Code of Student Conduct

NOTICE:  The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendent’s office, 210 N.E. Duval Avenue, Madison, FL for the following purpose:


  1. Adoption of the 2018-2019 Code of Student Conduct


The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Office, 210 NE Duval Avenue, Madison, Florida.  Statutory Authority:  120.54, 1001.43 F.S.


If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting or hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Click on the link below to view the proposed Code of Student Conduct

Read More - Public Notice - IDEA GRANT 2018-19

Public Notice  


ESE Department

of Madison District Schools will submit the following applications to the Florida Department of Education for the Fiscal Year 2018-19

IDEA B-Entitlement Grant -$772,567.00

IDEA PreK Entitlement Grant - $54,855.00


If you wish to provide parental input in the development of this grant, please contact

Lori Newman, Coordinator of ESE at 850-973-1562.


Once these grants are approved by the Department of Education they will be placed on the agenda for Madison County School Board Approval. Expected date of award will be in July 2018.

Read More - MCHS Graduation - Live Stream

Due to the forecast of bad weather on Friday, 5/25/18, the MCHS Graduation Ceremony has been moved to the MCHS Gym.  This is for the safety of our students, staff, and community members.  Please see the attached letter below from the Madison County Emergency Management Services.

To watch the MCHS Graduation Live please click on the following link:

2018-2019 Dress Code

May 22, 2018

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2018-2019 DRESS CODE


Student Appearance and dress code

Responsibility for the dress and appearance of students enrolled in the Madison County School District primarily rests with parents and the students. Some student apparel, however, may not be appropriate to wear to school even though that same apparel may be appropriate to wear in other settings. To assist parents and students in making appropriate fashion and grooming decisions for school, the School Board has established the following minimal guidelines for the appearance and dress of students (Florida Statutes 1001.43(1)(b) and 1006.07(2)(d)).


The standards of appearance for students shall ensure that the students be clean, neat, and properly dressed. Students shall maintain standards of dress and personal grooming which are appropriate for the academic environment. It is the responsibility of the principal to ensure that the dress and/or appearance of any student shall not be extreme nor to the point of creating a disturbance that is hazardous to him/herself, others, or to school property, even if the specific case is not covered by the information below. The principal or principal’s designee has the final authority for interpreting whether a student’s apparel/appearance conforms to the dress code.

Note: Students attending Madison County Excel Alternative Education Center must adhere to the approved dress code described in the school’s dress code/ policy found in this Code of Conduct.


Students have the right to dress comfortably in clothing that is appropriate for school, is not dangerous to health and safety, and does not create a substantial and material disruption to the school.



(1)    HEAD

  • No sunglasses, hats, caps, visors, hoods or other head coverings (i.e. bonnets, wave caps, scarfs, etc.) may
                be worn inside the buildings, except with administrative permission (i.e. medical necessity, religious,
                school   related events, outdoor activities). All hoodies must remain off the head while inside the   
                 buildings. No bandanas may be worn at any time.



  • Students may wear the following upper garments:  shirts with or without collars, t-shirts, or button-down shirts that are any color or color pattern.   These shirts may have writing or logos as long as they are deemed appropriate by school site administration. (Printed profanity or language/symbols/styles that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, gang-related or other illegal activities are prohibited.)
  • Garments must be of a length and fit that are suitable for the build and stature of the student.
  • Clothing exposing the torso or midriff, either front, back or sides shall not be worn. The following items are prohibited: halter tops, tube tops, backless dresses/tops, spaghetti straps, tank tops, one-strap/one-shoulder tops, and strapless tops.
  • Garments may not be made of transparent or “see through” material. Note: If undergarments are visible the upper garment is not permitted.
  • Necklines of all upper garments must be modest. Low cut necklines are prohibited, and the cut of garments must not expose undergarments or cleavage.
  • Shirts must touch, at a minimum, the top portion of lower garments at all times.
  • Garments that are offensive, distracting or inappropriate are prohibited, including but not limited to those with see-through materials, skintight items, pajamas, rips/tears, printed profanity, or language/symbols/styles that promote the use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products, gang-related or other illegal activities.





Students may wear lower garments designed with tears or rips provided such tears or rips are below the knee. Rips/tears above the knee must be patched so that no skin is visible. Shorts, tights or any other type of undergarment worn underneath the pants are not considered patches.

    • Undergarments and the buttocks MUST remain entirely covered even while seated. 
    • Dresses, skirts, and shorts must be no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee.
    • Leggings may only be worn under a top that is no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee.
    • The waistband of pants, shorts or skirts must be worn and secured between the hips and the waist.
    • Undergarments as outerwear, pajama pants, bathing suits, cheer shorts, bike shorts and spandex material bottoms are prohibited.  (Examples: leggings, jeggings, tights, yoga pants, etc.)



  • Students must wear shoes that are safe and appropriate for the learning environment.
  • Cleats, slippers, and shoes with wheels are not permitted to be worn on campus. Cleats may be worn for appropriate extracurricular sports in proper areas
  • Grades PK-8:  All footwear must be “closed toe and heel”. No flip flops, sandals or “Crocs” are permitted.



  • Clothing, jewelry, and accessories shall not convey messages that are: crude, vulgar/profane, violent/death-oriented, gang related, sexually suggestive, promote alcohol, drugs or tobacco.
  • Jewelry or accessories, to include body piercings that pose a safety concern for the student or others are prohibited. Dog collars, wallet chains, combs, large hair picks or chains that connect one part of the body to another are prohibited.
  • Blankets should not be brought to school unless approved by school administration.


NOTE: The principal or the principal’s designee has the final authority for interpreting whether a student’s apparel/appearance conforms to the dress code and hinders the education/safety of all students.



If the principal determines that a student’s clothing does not comply with Board policy, his/her parent/guardian may be asked to bring an appropriate change of clothes to school, or the student may be asked to leave an after-school activity.  The student may also receive a disciplinary consequence for violating the school’s dress code policy.  Repeated violations may result in progressively more serious consequences.













Madison County Excel Alternative Education Center

Personal appearance is critical to the success of a student.  To dress the part of being a student is to be neat, clean, and not distracting to others. 



  • Black, white, gray, maroon or blue shirts with collar and sleeves only.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
  • No tight-fitting shirts may be worn at any time.
  • No logos, emblems, writing or pictures more than one inch, unless it is the MCEAEC logo.




  • Solid colored pants (navy, black or khaki) with belt loops.  Only one pair of pants may be worn at one time.
  • A black or brown belt must be worn at all times.
  • No jeans, sweatpants, oversized pants, baggy pants or tight-fitting pants may be worn at any time.
  • Pants must be worn at the waistline at all times and may not drag the ground.  Tucking pants legs into socks or tying around the ankles is prohibited.



  • Black or white sneakers/tennis shoes or other black or brown enclosed flat shoes must be worn at all times. 
  • Shoes must be worn with socks at all times.



(4)    HEAD

  • No head gear, head rags, bandanas, hair curlers, wave caps, or sun visors are allowed.
  • Hats, hoods, or gloves may be worn outside in weather below forty (40) degrees.
  • No hooded jackets or pullover garments worn over the school uniform are permitted inside the building.




  • Hair should be neat and well-groomed and without foreign objects such as, hair combs and hair picks, or other items that could be used as or used to hide weapons or drug paraphernalia.
  • No facial jewelry except eyeglasses. (Example:  no lip, tongue, nose, or eyebrow jewelry.)
  • No dental grills, unless surgically attached by a dentist.
  • No book bags are permitted.
  • No blankets are permitted.


NOTE: The principal or the principal’s designee has the final authority for interpreting whether a student’s apparel/appearance conforms to the dress code and hinders the education/safety of all students.