Madison Central Superintendent discusses school start planning

In just more than five weeks, the 2020-2021 school year will be ready to start.  How classes may start in Madison Central though continues to be a work in progress.  Superintendent Joel Jorgenson said that they are currently planning to start back in the classroom if possible.

Jorgenson sent an e-mail to parents and families in the district last week outlining what the district is looking at for plans for the start of the year.  He said a short survey will be sent to parents soon.

Jorgenson said that even when the district has a plan in place, it doesn’t mean it will stay that way.

The Madison Central School District last week suspended summer activities because a student athlete had tested positive for COVID-19.  A second e-mail was sent to parents Friday stating that a second student involved in summer activities had also tested positive for the virus.  Jorgenson said the district is working with Madison Regional Health System and the state Department of Health to determine when it will be safe to resume activities and at what level. 

Jorgenson asked that families in the district have patience as they try to navigate through this uncharted territory.

The first day of classes for the 2020-2021 school year for Madison Central is scheduled for August 20th.