4/20/2018 – Letter from the Superintendent
This letter is intended to inform you of a potential school closure that may affect you and your student(s). During the past several weeks and months there has been increasing attention on efforts to raise awareness of inadequate funding for school teachers, support staff, building conditions and instructional supplies. News media is reporting organized or planned events such as walk-ins, walkouts, wearing red for education, and other activities to increase awareness and support for increased funding. I appreciate the Madison community of supporters who participate in civil demonstrations on behalf of adequate public education funding. Quality schools contribute to quality communities!
Last night an announcement was made by Arizona Educators United and the Arizona Education Association that a state-wide teacher walkout is planned for Thursday, April 26 and possibly Friday, April 27. It is uncertain if the walkout will extend beyond these dates. Additionally, the group has called for more walk-ins to take place before or after school next Monday-Wednesday.
School closures will be announced beginning Monday, April 23, after 5:00 p.m. The actual response plan for each school depends on the number of school staff who report their planned absence. Madison will close any school that has insufficient adult supervision to ensure the safety of students and staff.
I am providing you with this notice so you can begin making plans now. Please update your home and cellular contact and email information as soon as possible. Madison will use all communication resources possible to communicate with you if a school is closed. Please watch for future letters, emails, texts or other communications from the Madison School District. A Question & Answer page has been posted on Madison school and district webpages.
Thank you for choosing Madison School District for your child’s extraordinary learning. Thank you for supporting public education in Arizona.
Quinn R. Kellis, Ed.D.