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School Board Meeting

June 1, 2020

Topic: Madison County School Board Meeting June 1, 2020

Time: Jun 1, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


The board meeting will be live streamed on the school board’s YouTube channel.

This link is available on the district website.


If you do not have internet access, you may join by phone:

To join by Phone dial (312) 626 6799 or (929) 205 6099 and enter meeting ID: 896 3389 7925 and Password 1234


Public Comment:

The public will be able to address the board live during the public comment agenda time. If you wish to address the board, please join the zoom meeting at the link below. When you join, please indicate in the chat window that you wish to make a public comment. The chair will call on you at the appropriate time.

Meeting ID: 896 3389 7925

Password: 1234


You may also make public comment by phone. To join by Phone dial (312) 626 6799 or (929) 205 6099 and enter meeting ID: 896 3389 7925 and password 1234. Once you have joined the meeting, press *9 on your phone keypad to indicate you wish to make a public comment. The chair will call on you at the appropriate time.


Please note that, in accordance with the executive order by Governor DeSantis, there will be no members of the public allowed in attendance at the meeting.


MCHS Graduation 2020

May 18, 2020

Seniors, Parents and Community: As promised, MCHS will be live streaming their graduation ceremony Friday night beginning at 7:00pm. Please use the following link to access the scheduled Graduation Ceremony. This link will go "Live" Friday night.  

Congratulations to the following students for their performances on the 5th Grade Essay Contest sponsored by the Florida Retired Educators Association, Madison Unit:

Madison Roberts - 1st Place

Kimberly Morgan Stinson - 2nd Place

Alyssa Graham - 3rd Place

Rylee Evans - Honorable Mention

Austin Westerman - Honorable Mention

Thank You

Teachers & Staff

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how very much I appreciate all you do for education in our community, especially during this unique period in our nation's histrory. I know it has not been an easy transition for any of you, but you have given it your all and it has been much appreciated!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

-Shirley D. Joseph, Superintendent of Schools

The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has launched a vitally important education impact survey for Florida educators and parents to share their thoughts and opinions on recent crisis response from the Florida Department of Education, their local school district, and their school. This feedback will help us achieve our number one goal of keeping Florida’s students safe while ensuring they continue to receive the best education in the nation.

This short, 2-minute survey, is intended to be completed by parents, educators and students throughout Florida to include and incorporate their opinions on the next steps for education due to COVID-19.

This survey does not request any personal information and your answers will remain strictly anonymous. 

Please help FDOE by sharing your opinion on how to move forward, together, to mitigate the spread and to reach out number one goal – ensuring Florida students continue to receive a great education.

Access the suvey here.

Florida Extends Distance Learning Through Remainder of Academic Year


TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 18, 2020 – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran recommended that all Florida public and private K-12 schools continue distance learning and keep school campuses closed through June 3rd, the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently announced that Florida is setting the pace nationwide for distance learning.


Florida’s school districts have worked diligently with the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) to operationalize their distance learning plans by March 30, and FDOE provided that same support to public charter schools and many private schools, ensuring continuation of the best possible educational services throughout Florida.  


“Although COVID-19 has been a huge disruption for Florida students and educators, Florida teachers have done a fantastic job leading the nation in distance learning. Our number one goal is to ensure the safety and security of students and to provide a great education. At this point, opening school campuses would cause a massive shift for our students, teachers and families who have done a great job of adapting to distance education,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Florida’s education community has risen to the occasion, Florida students are resilient, and I am proud of Florida’s educators. We will do everything we can to continue supporting distance learning throughout the state.”


“Today’s recommendation to continue distance learning, will give our students, their families, teachers and our school leaders the ability to maximize student learning, while ensuring everyone’s health and safety continues to be our first priority,” said Commissioner Richard Corcoran. “As students continue to excel in distance learning, we will continue to work with superintendents, school administrations, colleges, teachers, parents and students to implement best practices, resources and support systems to ensure positive educational outcomes for those most affected.”


In March, FDOE also announced the cancellation of spring 2020 state assessments, meaning that schools gained back instructional time that will allow local districts and schools to still end the school year based on their local calendars.


For more information on COVID-19, please visit

The Madison County School District is adhering to the Board approved school calendar.  Both Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th are school holidays.  Schools will be closed and LUNCHES WILL NOT BE PROVIDED ON THOSE DATES.  Schools will reopen and lunches will be available at distribution sites on Tuesday, April 14th.