The first day of classes for students in the Madison Central School District is next Thursday, August 20th. At what level the students and staff will start the year at as part of the district’s Back to School plan will be announced on Monday the 17th. Superintendent Joel Jorgenson said at Monday’s school board meeting that the district cannot make the final decision on the level until that time.
The School Board last month adopted a Back to School plan for the school year that includes four different levels or phases of what the status of school can be at depending on the level of risk and number of positive COVID-19 cases within the county or the district.
Parents have also been given the option of having their children do completely online learning for the fall semester. Jorgenson said Monday that at this time, there are 32 Elementary, 21 Middle School, and 41 High School students who will be utilizing the distance learning program Edgenuity this fall. He said those numbers could change as there are still some families who have not returned their registration information.
Also during Monday’s meeting, the school board approved offering free meals for students for the first seven days of the school year. Business Manager Mitchell Brooks said that the meals can be offered for free from August 20th through the 28th.