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2013 Unbridled Learning Results Are In: District Designated as “Proficient”‏

Madison Co Schools
Madison Co Schools

In 2009, the Kentucky General Assembly, passed Senate Bill 1, which began a new era in public school assessment and accountability – Unbridled Learning. This new accountability system holds all schools and districts accountable for improving student performance.

Madison County Schools is pleased to announce that the district has increased its scores enough to be designated as a “Proficient” district. Proficient means the district ranks in the 70th percentile or above among all 173 Kentucky districts. The district is also pleased to announce that Silver Creek Elementary is listed as a “Distinguished-Progressing” school, which means Silver Creek ranks in the 90th percentile of Kentucky’s elementary schools.

MCS has two “Proficient-Progressing” schools: Kirksville Elementary and Madison Central High School; one “Proficient” school: White Hall Elementary; six “Needs Improvement-Progressing” schools: Clark-Moores Middle, Glenn Marshall Elementary, Kingston Elementary, Madison Southern High, Farristown Middle, and Foley Middle; and seven “Needs Improvement” schools: B. Michael Caudill Middle, Daniel Boone Elementary, Kit Carson Elementary, Madison Middle, Mayfield Elementary, Shannon Johnson Elementary, and Waco Elementary. Schools and districts that are “Progressing” have met their annual measurable objective.

In 2012, Madison County Schools had four “Proficient” schools and 13 “Needs Improvement” schools. The district was designated “Needs Improvement” as well.

For more information about Unbridled Learning and to see district and school results, please click the following link. http://www.madison.kyschools.us/content_page.aspx?cid=2130

Madison County Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing

Madison Co Schools
Madison Co Schools

The Madison County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Madison Central High School lecture lab, 705 North Second Street, Richmond, Kentucky on September 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 60.0 cents on real Continue reading Madison County Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing

Madison County Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing

Madison Co Schools
Madison Co Schools

The Madison County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Madison Central High School lecture lab, 705 North Second Street, Richmond, Kentucky on September 9, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 60.0 cents on real Continue reading Madison County Board of Education to Hold Public Hearing

David Gilliam Selected to Serve as Chief Academic Officer

David Gilliam
David Gilliam

Superintendent Elmer Thomas has named David Gilliam the district’s new Chief Academic Officer and Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Gilliam has served the students of Madison County Schools for 21 years, all of them at Madison Southern High School. Mr. Gilliam has served Madison Southern as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal.

“Mr. Gilliam has been a vital part of the leadership in the district and in our community for a number of years,” said Superintendent Elmer Thomas. “His skills and expertise will be a great resource for our instructional staff and our principals.”

Mr. Gilliam will replace former Chief Academic Officer Randy Peffer, who Continue reading David Gilliam Selected to Serve as Chief Academic Officer

Elmer Thomas to Serve as District’s Next Superintendent

Board of Education names Elmer Thomas next Superintendent
Board of Education names Elmer Thomas next Superintendent

The Madison County Board of Education held a special called meeting today to approve the hiring of Elmer Thomas to serve as the district’s next superintendent. The vote was 4 to 1 with Board Member Mary Renfro voting against.

“Matthew (Thomas’ son) and I have talked a lot about what it means to be a servant,” Thomas said during the meeting. “My family and I have learned a lot Continue reading Elmer Thomas to Serve as District’s Next Superintendent

Madison County Schools Narrows Superintendent Search

Madison Co. Schools
Madison Co. Schools

The Madison County Board of Education announced it has narrowed its search for the district’s next superintendent to three finalists. Matthew Constant, Elmer Thomas, and Robin Steiner are the three candidates who will be interviewed for the position.

Matthew Constant is currently as assistant superintendent of technology and federal programs for Owensboro Public Schools. From 2008 to 2011, he served as director of instructional technology in Daviess County Public Schools. From 2005 to 2008, he was principal of Daviess County High School.

Elmer Thomas is currently the principal of Madison Central High School in Madison County Schools. Thomas has served as principal at MCHS since Continue reading Madison County Schools Narrows Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search Survey

Madison Co Schools
Madison Co Schools

The Madison County Board of Education is seeking feedback from the community regarding its search for a new superintendent. If you would like to participate in the online survey, please click on the link below.

The survey will close at the end of the business day Friday, June 21. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey. If you would rather fill out a paper copy, please stop by any school office or the district’s central office to pick up a copy. http://www.madison.kyschools.us/surveyLogin.aspx?pin=123

Madison County Board of Education Names Interim Superintendent

Randy Neeley
Randy Neeley

The Madison County Board of Education named Randy Neeley as interim superintendent at its June 13, 2013, regular meeting. Neeley will begin his role as interim superintendent on July 1, 2013, and will continue in that role until a new superintendent is hired by the Board.

Neeley currently serves Madison County Schools as director of pupil personnel, a role he will maintain while serving as interim superintendent. Neeley was named DPP in 2010. Prior to serving as DPP, he served Madison County Schools as principal of White Hall Elementary, assistant principal of Madison Middle, and health teacher at Madison Middle. Neeley’s career in education began in 1994 and he has served his entire career in Madison County Schools.

“Mr. Neeley is a great fit for Madison County Schools as interim superintendent,” said Board Chair Mona Isaacs. “We have every confidence he will make the transition smooth as we move forward in the process of hiring a new superintendent for Madison County Schools.”

Mike’s Kids Education Foundation

Billy Michael Caudill
Billy Michael Caudill

Mike’s Kids Education Foundation was created in honor of Billy Michael Caudill, who was superintendent of Madison County Schools from July 2001 to December 2007.

Mike believed in Madison County and every student the school system had in its care. He believed every student had the ability to succeed if they were given the right tools. Mike’s Kids are the students who have the potential of continuing their education but need a little extra push to stay on track and reach their potential. The scholarship recipients are Mike’s Kids who exhibit leadership, trust, good moral character and a caring attitude toward others.

The foundation has provided $5,000 in scholarships to Madison Central High graduates and $5,000 in scholarships to Madison Southern High graduates. So far, $45,000 in literacy grants have been provided to Madison County Continue reading Mike’s Kids Education Foundation

Mike’s Kids Education Foundation

Billy Michael Caudill
Billy Michael Caudill

Mike’s Kids Education Foundation was created in honor of Billy Michael Caudill, who was superintendent of Madison County Schools from July 2001 to December 2007.

Mike believed in Madison County and every student the school system had in its care. He believed every student had the ability to succeed if they were given the right tools. Mike’s Kids are the students who have the potential of continuing their education but need a little extra push to stay on track and reach their potential. The scholarship recipients are Mike’s Kids who exhibit leadership, trust, good moral character and a caring attitude toward others.

The foundation has provided $5,000 in scholarships to Madison Central High graduates and $5,000 in scholarships to Madison Southern High graduates. So far, $45,000 in literacy grants have been provided to Madison County Continue reading Mike’s Kids Education Foundation

Mike’s Kids Education Foundation

Billy Michael Caudill
Billy Michael Caudill

Mike’s Kids Education Foundation was created in honor of Billy Michael Caudill, who was superintendent of Madison County Schools from July 2001 to December 2007.

Mike believed in Madison County and every student the school system had in its care. He believed every student had the ability to succeed if they were given the right tools. Mike’s Kids are the students who have the potential of continuing their education but need a little extra push to stay on track and reach their potential. The scholarship recipients are Mike’s Kids who exhibit leadership, trust, good moral character and a caring attitude toward others.

The foundation has provided $5,000 in scholarships to Madison Central High graduates and $5,000 in scholarships to Madison Southern High graduates. So far, $45,000 in literacy grants have been provided to Madison County Continue reading Mike’s Kids Education Foundation

MUSA 01 Gold Flyers Make Impressive Show in Ohio

MUSA 01 Gold Flyers
MUSA 01 Gold Flyers

MUSA 01 Gold Flyers traveled to Columbus, Ohio the weekend of April 20-21st to participate in the Club Ohio Nike Challenge cup. In Saturday’s two opening contests, the Flyers combined aggressive offense and organized defense to defeat the JR. Irish girls and the ZYSA Green Team by 3 – 0, setting up the semifinal match on Sunday morning against the Grove City Crush. After squandering a number of golden opportunities in that match, and having given up a well struck goal from distance, with less than a minute left the Continue reading MUSA 01 Gold Flyers Make Impressive Show in Ohio

Superintendent Floyd Resigns to Take Position With Department of Education

Tommy Floyd
Tommy Floyd

Madison County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Floyd announced today that he will be leaving the district. Dr. Floyd will become the Chief of Staff for the Kentucky Department of Education.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to be a servant to all Kentucky Public School children and their schools as I settle into this new position,” Floyd said. His duties with the department of education will begin on July 1.

“I am grateful for the invitation from Mike Caudill to join the Madison County Schools team in 2006,” Floyd said. “And I remain very grateful to the entire MCS leadership team for seven wonderful years serving kids here.”

The many accomplishments achieved under Dr. Floyd’s direction include: Continue reading Superintendent Floyd Resigns to Take Position With Department of Education