The leader of Georgia schools will tour Madison County’s newest building.
State Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox will visit Madison County Middle School Wednesday (Oct. 22) morning.
“I got a call from the superintendent’s office that said superintendent Cox would like to come visit the new Madison County Middle School,” county school superintendent Dr. Mitch McGhee said at Tuesday’s board of education (BOE) meeting.
The visit is in conjunction with a superintendent and assistant superintendent conference hosted in Athens Oct. 22-23.
From 9:15-11:15 a.m. Cox will tour the 161,147 square foot campus which opened this school year. She’ll visit classrooms and hold informal conversations with teachers.
“It is a privilege to have her come … to think enough of us to come visit our school,” McGhee said.
Madison County BOE now a ‘board of standards’
The Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) has recognized the Madison County BOE as “board of standards.”
The BOE received that honor Oct. 3.
To earn this distinction, local school boards must have a committee review their policies and practices to see if they comply with the standards set by the GSBA. The GSBA standards include and exceed any standards established by state law or the rules and regulations of the Georgia Board of Education.
The GSBA “standards for local boards of education” cover six areas: vision/philosophy, organization, board operation, personnel, board/staff relations and board development.
Becoming a standards board is part of the Madison County BOE’s process of achieving the coveted “board of distinction” status, for which it is now a finalist.