From the Madison County Board of Education regarding COVID protocols and mandates set forth by the Governor and the Kentucky Board of Education:
We maintain our position that it should be the parents’ choice in determining if their child should wear a mask. Like school districts, families are different and only parents, in consultation with their doctor, should make decisions regarding their child’s health. We are charged with offering the tools necessary for parents to make the choice that is best for their child.
As a Board, we are NOT in favor of the mask mandate handed down by the Governor and the Kentucky Board of Education. We do NOT agree with the over-reach and maintain that local control is in the best interest of our students. One size doe not fit all with our state’s 173 districts.
We are elected officials – elected by the people of Madison County to serve our students and staff and do what we feel is in their best interest. The recent actions have removed our ability to fulfill our sworn duty of serving our students as we have been entrusted to do.
Our focus is to provide the best educational opportunities for our close to 12,000 students. These are unprecedented times, uncharted and ever changing. With or without a mask, virtual, in person, home bound, or any other school services our students are receiving, we WILL do our best for EACH and EVERY one. Knowing it is impossible to please everyone, we ask for patience, grace, and understanding as we navigate these challenging times.
Lori Cobb, Chair
Brandon Rutherford, Vice Chair