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The Madison Record

Central Office staff gains one, loses one

Jeana Ross has resigned as federal programs coordinator to work in Gov. Robert Bentley’s cabinet, the Madison Board of Education heard at its Dec. 13 meeting.

Ross will serve as Commissioner for the Department of Children’s Affairs. The board commended Ross for her work in grant writing and promoting the preschool program.

John Peck, formerly on the editorial board with “The Huntsville Times,” has been hired as public relations manager, a new position for Madison City Schools. “I believe in the school system. I’m a stakeholder in it,” Peck said.

The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council recently discussed school safety. The council feels safe in their schools — safest in classrooms but least safe in hallways, director of student services Dennis James said. Crowded conditions, like ‘choke’ points in student traffic, cause hallway concerns. The council recommended in-depth instruction for steps during a Code Red.

The council also said physical bullying is not a threat in secondary schools but cyber bullying does exist. Students acknowledge that administrators respond when this bullying occurs, James said.

Sarah Bryan, a Heritage Elementary School fifth-grader, was congratulated for winning $10,000 from the GoDaddy.com Bowl Book Report Contest. HOAR Program Management assists with the contest.

Bryan’s report on “The Hunger Games” won statewide. “I already knew that I could connect to the book. When I found out I was in the Top Ten, I was amazed,” Bryan said.

In public comments, Ed Sasan announced his resignation as Special Resource Officer with the Madison Police Department. Sasan is the new director of education and training at Redstone Arsenal.

The board approved Camp Invention at West Madison Elementary School; 2012-2013 committees’ recommendations for textbooks in secondary language arts, along with reading, language and handwriting textbooks for elementary; and October 2012 financial and bank reconciliation statements.

Chief school finance officer Mike Weaver said the district has two months’ balance in the General Fund, with revenue/expenditures near eight percent, a desirable operating level.

The district is designing a ‘dashboard,’ a quick-to-read online view of high-level statistics, such as test scores and attendance figures, board member Phil Schmidt said.

Bob Jones High School

Top teacher honors go to CMSgt. Ellis Clark at Bob Jones

Huntsville

Madison County encourages customers to conserve water

Madison

MCSO: Three early morning drug raids net numerous drugs, arrests

Madison

Huntsville Museum of Art offers free admission on Sunday, July 3

Huntsville Museum of Art offers free admission on Sunday, July 3

Business

Aerobotix and ASA partner to deploy robotic systems for hypersonic missile manufacturing

Madison

MPD seeks help identifying theft suspect

MPD seeks help identifying theft suspect

Madison

Madison couple killed in motorcycle crash

Huntsville

Thrive Alabama to host community health fair on Saturday

Madison

Coroner: Man found dead in Falkville suspect in Ohio slayings

Liberty Middle School

DeYoung honored as Liberty’s ‘Teacher of the Year’

Madison

Marcia Coons’ books satisfy a child’s whimsy, nurture reading

Lifestyles

Tomato Hornworm: a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Madison

FDA: Currently marketed JUUL products must be removed from the US market

Huntsville

Theatre Huntsville to present “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn

Madison

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church members in Puerto Rico for mission trip

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church members in Puerto Rico for mission trip

Madison

Atlanta Braves to stop in Madison today as part of their “World Champions Trophy Tour”

Madison

Madison Police involved in stand-off on Harborview Dr.

Madison

Madison man faces manslaughter charge in child pool death

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – June 22, 2022

Madison

Fire in Limestone County involving 24 vehicles contained

Madison

Home Place Park awaits ribbon cutting on Thursday

Madison

Public invited to Quarterly Music Meetup at The Orion Amphitheater

Madison

EDITORIAL: Tonight’s community meeting about changing Madison’s city structure is very important

Madison

Crawfish Festival coming to Toyota Field July 2

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