Grab the supplies; school starts Monday, Aug. 21 at Madison-Plains Local Schools.
Madison-Plains students can expect most things to stay the course this first day of school for the 2017-2018 school year, but there are a few exceptions.
While Dr. Matt Unger will remain as high school principal, elementary and intermediate school Principal Kim LeGault will continue working in the district, but as director of the special education program.
Her position will be taken over by Brad Miller, who currently serves as an assistant principal under LeGault. He will resign from his current position to take on the principal role for the next three years.
Drew Snyder, a former physical education and health teacher at Springfield Northwestern High School and, more recently, West Liberty-Salem Middle/High School was selected to replace Miller.
Outside of his teaching duties at West Liberty-Salem, Snyder’s resume mentions him working as an administrator for athletic events and being a member of a committee dedicated to assessing teachers’ teaching methods and the interview committee for hiring new teachers.
Back to One-Tier
The controversial two-tier busing schedule has been dropped, returning to the normal one-tier system utilized before.
As in previous years, all students attend class from 7:40 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. and ride together on the same bus, regardless of grade level so long as they are on the same route.
The two-tier plan called for students in kindergarten through sixth grade to start class at 9 a.m. and end at 3:45 p.m. High school will start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2:30 p.m.
The reversal back to one-tier was due to changes in the state funding formula, making it more expensive to do the two-tiered schedule.
Parents and students can find their exact bus schedule at transportation.mplsd.org/elinkrp.
Maximilian Kwiatkowski can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617, or on Twitter @msfkwiat.