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School Bus Accident

December 13, 2019

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 scent by EMS. After initial evaluation was completed, students were walked 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

HEALTH OFFICIALS IN HAMILTON AND MADISON COUNTIES ADVISE OF POSSIBLE WASTEWATER CONTAMINATION IN THE WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER.

Possible Impacts from Valdosta, GA Wastewater Overflow:

Contact:

COH - Hamilton

Sallie Ford

[email protected]

386-758-1058

DOH-Madison

Lisa Hayes

[email protected]

850-973-5000

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 hamilton.floridahealth.gov and and DOH-Madison at 850-973-5000 or visit madison.floridahealth.gov.  For information pertaining to the spill, contact the Valdosta Utilities Department Environmental Manager, Scott Fowler at 229-259-3592 or sfowler @valdostacity.com.

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!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the July 15, 2019 School Board meeting will not be lived streamed. It will be recorded and posted to the website.