Welcome!

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Our mission: "Every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school college, career and community ready.”

Our Strategic Framework lays out a roadmap for our work. Visit our district's "About" page for some quick facts and district overview information.

The Madison Board of Education is a seven-member policymaking body. Members are elected in April to serve staggered three-year terms in office.

Board of Education duties:

  • Establish policies for the Madison Metropolitan School District
  • Approve and oversee the school district budget
  • Serve as good stewards of taxpayer funds, and levy taxes as needed
  • Hire and supervise the Superintendent of Schools
  • Establish board committees and vote on board executives
  • Lobbying lawmakers and advocating on behalf of the Madison schools
  • Representing constituents, soliciting input on key decisions and listening to concerns and needs of the community

To reach all seven board members, please use the following group e-mail address: board@madison.k12.wi.us

Interested in running for a seat on the Board of Education? Check out the City of Madison City Clerk's website for more information.

  • Calendar
  • Meeting Agendas and notices (updated at noon on Fridays)
  • Contact Information

    NEED A LANGUAGE INTERPRETER AT A BOARD MEETING?
    Please let us know one week in advance by either calling 663-8440 to speak to Becca Colegial or e-mailing her at rscolegial@madison.k12.wi.us  and tell us what meeting for which you will need the service and in what language.  If you have a prepared statement ahead of time, that helps us too.  We have MMSD Bilingual Resource Specialists (BRS) in 12 languages.  We will assign support as requested.  

Date

Time

Meeting Type

Topic(s)

Monday
February 5

5 p.m.

Instruction Work Group

  • At-Risk/Opportunity Youth Update
  • Core Values/Goals and Metrics for next Strategic Framework

Monday
February 5

6:30 p.m. Special Meeting in open session WORKSHOP
  • East High School Spectator Gym Proposal
Saturday
February 10
8 a.m. Board Retreat
  • 2018/19 Strategic Framework
  • Formative feedback on Superintendent performance
  • Board reflection--Ways of Working

Wednesday
February 14

5 p.m.

City Education Committee

  • Follow-up on Superintendent/Mayor Letter
  • Committee Priorities
Monday
February 19
5 p.m. Special BOE Meeting in Closed Session Closed session
Monday
February 19
5:45 p.m. Operations Work Group
  • 2018/19 Budget development
  • Employee Handbook update
  • Proposed land attachments/detachments
Wednesday
February 21
 
5 p.m. Education Resource Officer Ad Hoc Committee
  • TBD
Monday
February 26
5 p.m. Special meeting in open session WORKSHOP
  • Behavior Education Plan mid-year update
Monday
February 26
 
6 p.m. Regular Meeting
  • Superintendent's Report--Mid-Year Report
  • Vote:  Employee Handbook 
  • Vote:  Land attachments/detachments
  • Vote:  Vision, Core Values, and Goals for next Strategic Framework