Madison City Schools is cancelling classes all day Friday, February 20th. Madison County has been placed under a Winter Storm Warning beginning at noon. The National Weather Service advises us that the morning will have very light snow. The concern is a transition to freezing rain in the afternoon.
We did consider opening for a half day. A half day for us would mean dismissing at 11:30. It would take two hours to get all of our students home. That would place busses and drivers on the road when the freezing rain is predicted.
Ninety-five percent of me believes that we could probably get a half day accomplished. But the five percent of doubt has me very worried. I can live with missing the call and not seeing any snow or ice tomorrow. But I couldn't live with missing the call and getting a student driver injured.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Dr. Dee O. Fowler
Superintendent of Education
Madison City Schools