Madison-Plains ready to start


MP starts Aug. 21

By Maximilian Kwiatkowski - Mkwiatkowski@aimmediamidwest.com



Madison-Plains Schedule of Events

Aug. 21 — First day of school for 1-12

Aug. 23 — First day of school for kindergarten

Sept. 4 — No School, Labor Day

Oct. 20 — No School, teacher in-service

Nov. 22 — No School, parent teacher conference

Nov. 23-24 — No School, Thanksgiving break

Dec. 20-Jan. 2 — No School, Winter break

Jan. 15 — No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 16 — No School, parent teacher conference

Feb. 19 — No School, President’s Day

March 28-April 2 — No School, Spring break

April 27 — No School, teacher in-service

May 24 — Last day for students

May 25 — Graduation

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.

Administration shake-up

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.

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MP starts Aug. 21

By Maximilian Kwiatkowski

Mkwiatkowski@aimmediamidwest.com

Madison-Plains Schedule of Events

Aug. 21 — First day of school for 1-12

Aug. 23 — First day of school for kindergarten

Sept. 4 — No School, Labor Day

Oct. 20 — No School, teacher in-service

Nov. 22 — No School, parent teacher conference

Nov. 23-24 — No School, Thanksgiving break

Dec. 20-Jan. 2 — No School, Winter break

Jan. 15 — No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Feb. 16 — No School, parent teacher conference

Feb. 19 — No School, President’s Day

March 28-April 2 — No School, Spring break

April 27 — No School, teacher in-service

May 24 — Last day for students

May 25 — Graduation

Maximilian Kwiatkowski can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617, or on Twitter @msfkwiat.

Maximilian Kwiatkowski can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617, or on Twitter @msfkwiat.