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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.

Like many school divisions in the state, Madison County Public Schools is in search of a few good drivers.

School may be out for summer, but students at Waverly Yowell Elementary School are still receiving in-person enrichment through pre-planned activities.

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.

Due to rising COVID-19 cases in the area, Madison County Public Schools have returned to virtual learning.

Local high school students will now be able to gain on the job, real world experience.

Gone are the days of the traditional lockdown drill in which students turn off lights and huddle together in a corner.

Recently this summer, 19 students and four staff members from William Wetsel Middle School went on a trip to the Chesapeake Bay to experience island life and seek out ways to protect our water systems.

Less than a dozen people attended the public hearing for the Madison County School Board’s draft fiscal year 2018 budget. 

The Madison County School Board got its first glimpse of the school division’s draft fiscal year 2018 budget last week.

The Madison County School Board got its first glimpse of the school division’s draft fiscal year 2018 budget last week.

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.

Madison County High School conferred 144 diplomas Saturday as the Class of 2015 celebrated its graduation. 

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