Activities And Programs
Important Documents

Long-Range Plan (pdf,97kb)

2014-2015 School Board Approved Budget

Per Pupil Expenditure (pdf, 24kb)

2013-14 School Board Approved - Budget Exectutive Summary (pdf, 5kb)
2013-14 School Board Approved - Budget Expenses (pdf, 44kb)
2013-14 School Board Approved - Budget Revenues (pdf, 51kb)

Additional School Board documents are available thorughout this website as well as through BoardDocs.

Upcoming Events

Downloadable Calendar

Board Approved - 2013-14
(pdf, 72kb) 


Board Approved - 2014-15
(pdf, 72kb)


MCPS Welcomes New Teachers

MCPS welcomes new teachers to the division for the 2013-2014 school year. Along with staff new to the division, former teacher Kim Dodson returned to Waverly Yowell Elementary School.  MCPS also welcomes Erin O'Leary, Guidance Counselor-WMS; and Nick Curtis, School Psychologist.


Front Row: (L-R): Kim Dart, Kindergarten-MPS; Brandy Watson, Special Education-MCHS; Chelsea Matis, Math-MCHS;  A.J. Delauder, Biology-MCHS; Megan Yezzo, Math-WMS.

Middle Row:  Brittney Wright, Fourth Grade-WYES; Jason Dart, Language Arts-WMS; Karen Rice, Special Education-WYES; Claire Keith, Math-WMS; Liz Ford, Media Center Specialist-MPS.

Back Row: Emily Kline, French-MCHS; Ryan Campbell, Business-MCHS; Pattie Rees, Language Arts-WMS; Ed Thompson, Math-WMS; Patrick Jennings, Fifth Grade-WYES; Ana Barros, Spanish-MCHS; Martha Clements, First Grade-MPS.


Special Called School Board Meeting

The Madison County School Board will meet on Friday, August 16, at 6:30 p.m. to conduct a special School Board meeting, for the purpose of discussing personnel.  The Board is expected to go into closed meeting.  (Board Room - 60 School Board Court.)


School Board Communications

The School Board met on Monday, August 12, 2013 for its regular monthly meeting.

Public Comment:

  •  Numerous parents/citizens requested the School Board to appoint Wetsel Middle School Principal, Tim Taylor, to coach the boys’ varsity basketball team. 
  •  One parent requested the School Board to appoint Larry Kilby to a coaching position.

Staff Reports:                                                                                               

  •  Mrs. Shelby Gohn, Director of Assessment, Accountability & Accreditation provided information regarding the Standards of Quality (SOQ) report of compliance.  The SOQ report certifies our compliance with the Standards of Quality and other requirements for the Code of Virginia for schools, such as employment of teachers and compulsory attendance.
  •  Mrs. Susan Aylor, Director of Student Services, described the process used to review and update the crisis plans for Madison County Public Schools.  Crisis plans are available for review by Board members but are not released to the general public because of security issues.

Presented to the Board as Information

Changes to the following policies/forms:  BBFA: School Board Members Conflict of Interest; GB: Equal Employment Opportunity/Nondiscrimination; GB-F:  Report of Discrimination; GBA/JFHA:  Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation; GBA-F/JFHA-F:  Report of Harassment; JB:  Equal Educational Opportunities/Nondiscrimination; JB-F:  Report of Discrimination; JFHA/GBA:  Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation; and JFHA-F/GBA-F:  Report of Harassment.  Approval will be requested at the September meeting.

The following items were approved by the Board: 

  •  Approved the 2013-2014 School Board Meeting Schedule.
  •  Approved changes to policy regulation GCBD-R:  Staff Leaves and Absences – Personnel Regulations.
  •  Approved the release time for religious education classes for Madison Primary School and Waverly Yowell Elementary School for 2013-14.
  •  Approved personnel, to include:  11 appointments, 8 substitute appointments, 4 resignations, 2 volunteer coaching stipends, the reappointment of substitutes, and sponsor stipends for 2013-14.

The Board went into closed meeting to finalize the superintendent’s evaluation, review a request for release from compulsory attendance, specifically for religious exemption, and to review five Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) plans and recommended coaching positions for 2013-2014.

Action taken on matters discussed during closed meeting: 

  •  Student released from compulsory attendance for religious exemption.
  •  PCA Plans for Varsity Basketball Cheerleading, Wrestling, Track, Girls Basketball and Boys Baseball approved and coaches appointed.

The next School Board meeting will be Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. 


School Board Agenda


Camp Unakite … STEM making a difference

In its third year, Camp Unakite is a grant-funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and  Math) educational opportunity for rising third through fifth grade students.  Held at historic Graves Mountain Lodge, students explore our natural world through STEM.

Two camps – each lasting four days – accommodate a total of 70 students.  Additionally, each student is given a STEM book to explore our world with families.

Activities include:

  • Animal Studies         
  • Geospatial Navigation
  • Mineral Understanding and Soil Investigations
  • Natural Environs                     
  • Physical Movement
  • Water Movement and Water Cleanliness

New this year, students also investigated volcanic eruptions and physics involving sensitive object protection.

Camp Leaders include:

  • Madison County High School Teacher Ashley Unger (Week 1)
  • Madison Primary School Teacher Ben Breeden – Lead (Weeks 1 &2)
  • Madison Primary School Teacher Shanna Kline (Weeks 1 &2)
  • Waverly Yowell Elementary School Teacher Adam Midock (Weeks 1 &2)
  • Wetsel Middle School Teacher Jen Rehm (Week 2)                     
  • Wetsel Middle School Teacher Marissa Basile (Weeks 1 &2)

Student mentors are selected from rising grade 7 and 8 students.

This is an amazing opportunity for our children - and, unique to Madison.  No one in the world has a Camp Unakite.  - Superintendent Eberhardt

Unakite is a form of granite consisting of quartz, pink feldspar and green epidote.  It can be found as pebbles from glacial drift in the beach rock on the shores of Lake Superior and in Virginia’s river valleys after having been washed down from the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Unakite, found in Madison, is also found in South Africa, Sierra Leone, Brazil, and China. 

Virginia’s Division of Mineral Resources lists the Rose River as a unakite area.