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District adopts One-Hour Delay option

Madison County Schools has developed a one-hour delay option for inclement weather, Superintendent Tommy Floyd announced at the Madison County Board of Education meeting. The plan will give district administrators the option to put the district on a one-hour delay when there is severe or inclement weather in the area.

What does the one-hour delay option mean for parents and students?

  • A one-hour delay would be announced in the same way as a school cancellation. Please check all the local media including television stations, radio stations, the district website, the district's Facebook page or the district's Twitter page for that information.

  • During a one-hour delay, the district may need to cancel school if the weather does not permit for a safe start to the day. Please continue to check news outlets throughout the delay.

  • Buses will run one hour after their regular schedule. If your child is a bus rider in the mornings, please make arrangements for your child to get on his/her bus at the delayed time.

  • If your child is a car rider, you will be able to drop your child off at his/her school one hour after the regular drop off time.

  • Our schools will be open as close to regular time as the weather permits. If you need to drop your child off earlier than the delayed start time, you may do so. Supervision will be provided.

  • Breakfast WILL be provided in the event of a one-hour delay.

  • Lunch will be provided on the normal schedule.

  • Afternoon release times will be as normal.

  • During a one-hour delay, MORNING kindergarten and preschool will be cancelled.

  • AFTERNOON kindergarten and preschool will operate at regular times. Buses for midday pick up will run on their regular schedules.

  • If you would like additional information, please contact your child's school or check the school's website.

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