Madison City Schools Hits 20th Anniversary Since Beginning Seeds Planted
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Friday, October 20, 2017
Supt Robby Parker Takes Videocam to Schools To See Who Knows Their History

This week marks 20 years since the City of Madison officially took steps to form its own school system.
Here's a fun video by Madison City Schools Superintendent Robby Parker polling students and school employees the significance of the date.
So what happened on Oct. 16, 1997 in Madison? 
The Madison City Council passed a resolution to break from Madison County Schools and form a separate school system for Madison and Triana residents.
A five-member Board of Education was established, launching the tedious and very complex task of dividing assets with Madison County Schools and creating an entire school district from scratch.
The task was completed and Madison City Schools opened for the 1998-99 school year. 
For more information on the formation of the schools, here is a history of events written by original founders Woody Sanderson and Marc Jacobsen. This video documentary from the 15th year celebration includes interviews with some of the key people who made it all happen.