The start of a new week brings more changes for students in the state as schools remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Madison Central School students are moving to online and packet learning starting this week.  Depending on their grade level, students either received a packet of materials, a Chromebook, or online instruction as to how their classes will be led going forward. Superintendent Joel Jorgenson sent a message to parents and caregivers Sunday saying that they will be working through this way of learning day by day and making adjustments as they are necessary.  He also commended the Madison Central faculty and staff for their work in meeting the challenges of this uncharted territory.  

The Madison Central School District is also continuing its free sack lunch program this week at the same five locations.  Lunches will be available for students and any kids ages one to four from 11:30 until 12:30 each day at either the south side of Madison Elementary or High School, the east side of the Madison Public Library, the Swimming Pool Park area, and the parking lot of Dakotaland Federal Credit Union.  

Also, Madison City offices remain closed to the public and there will not be a Madison City Commission meeting today.   Information on how to contact Madison city or Lake County offices can be found on our website at through our special Coronavirus page.  Also, information on what some businesses are doing to keep business going during this time can be found on our Open for Business page on our website at