Madison County High School students will have a little more time to get to class this upcoming school year. The tardy bell will not ring until 8:20 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, giving students an extra 10 minutes to get to class.
“Research states a later school start for high school students is better, plus this will help with traffic in the morning,” principal Chad Stone said in a letter superintendent Allen McCannon shared with the school board at its July 18 monthly meeting.
On Wednesdays, the school will follow the same schedule as last year, but on those days students will be able to use the time between 7:45 – 9:15 a.m. to make up tests, get extra help with classes and other needs. McCannon said this is something that parents have asked for since so many high school students have trouble making time after school for make up tests and other issues since they are working or involved in extracurricular activities.