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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.



Meeting Type


December 4

5 p.m.

Instruction Work Group

  • Goals and metrics for next Strategic Framework
  • Middle School Model

December 6

1 p.m.

Joint meeting with Madison College Board

  • Early College Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Academy Partnerships
December 6
5 p.m. Education Resource Officer Ad Hoc Committee
  • Reporting from Subgroups

December 11

5 p.m.

Operations Work Group

  • Long Range Facility Plan Update
  • 2018-19 Budget--Compensation and Staffing
  • Proposed Class Size Policy
  • Employee Handbook Committee Update
  • Board Policy 8005--Employment
December 18
5 p.m. Special Meeting in Closed session Closed meeting

December 18

6 p.m.

Regular Meeting

  • Superintendent's Report—Pathways Implementation Update
  • Vote:  Wis. Assoc. of School Boards (WASB) Resolutions
  • Vote:  Policy 8005-Employment
  • Vote:  Employee Handbook
  • Vote:  Pupil Non-Discrimination Report
  • Vote:  Class Size Policy