Last week, Madison County School Board members voted 3-2 to make wearing face masks in schools optional. The vote was lauded by parents and community members who spoke against the wearing of face masks by students and staff members. However, that decision was reversed Monday night after Governor Ralph Northam’s COVID-19 update Thursday.
As educators seek more creative ways to support students’ learning, a key resource for schools is the local public library. Now, Madison County Library has formed an innovative new partnership with local schools to increase students’ access to ebooks and digital audiobooks by combining the library’s and school’s digital reading resources in one app.
The Virginia Board of Education has denied applications from two Madison County Public Schools to be labeled as “Partially Accredited: Reconstituted Schools,” meaning the division will become one of 14 to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the state regarding student achievement.
Handmade ceramic bowls raised more nearly $3,000 for Madison Emergency Services Association (MESA) late last month.