By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The rest of Madison County’s public schools, including Lee Elementary, Pinetta Elementary, Greenville Elementary, Madison County Central, and Madison Excel School, joined Madison County High School as fully accredited schools in the Madison County School District.
The principal of each school was recognized at the Oct. 4 school board meeting as they were called forward one by one, where Madison County School Superintendent Lou Miller presented them with their certificates of accreditation from the state.
The accreditation came about as a result of a team of state officials that visited each school back in June, observed and inspected its programs and personnel, and worked with school officials to help them meet requirements for their applications. The applications were approved June 21, 2011, and the accreditation each school received is valid through June of 2016.
Then, because all of its public schools were now fully accredited, the school district itself was declared fully accredited as well. Shirley Joseph presented Superintendent Miller with a plaque on behalf of the State of Florida for the school district’s accomplishment.
“We’ll hang it in a prominent place on the wall in our boardroom,” said Miller with a broad smile.