MMSD Board of Education 2016-17The 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

Board of Education meetings are held on Monday nights. Regular monthly meetings of the board are typically held on the last Monday of the month beginning at 6pm in the McDaniel's Auditorium in the Doyle Administration Building. See the board calendar for specific dates and times. Board meetings are streamed live on the internet. For additional information contact Barbara Osborn, Secretary of the Board of Education. 

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

September Meeting Topics

(Subject to change) 


September 5:

 Labor Day Holiday


September 12:

 Instruction Work Group (5 p.m.)

  • Technology Plan Update
  • Special Education Plan Update


September 19:

 Special Meeting in Open Session WORKSHOP (5 p.m.)

  • Vote:  Annual Cash Flow Borrowing

 Operations Work Group (5:15 p.m.)

  • Isthmus Montessori Initial Charter Proposal
  • Tax Incremental Districts (TIDs) #25 and #41


September 26:

Regular BOE Meeting (6 p.m.)

  • Family Engagement
  • Vote:  Technology Plan
  • Vote:  Isthmus Montessori Initial Charter Proposal
  • Vote:  TIDs 25 and 41

Board Meeting Agendas and Materials

All documents and calendars related to the Madison Board of Education are managed by BoardDocs document management system.


Refer to the five tabs in BoardDocs to access Board of Education information:
FEATURED, MEETINGS, POLICIES, LIBRARY, SEARCH.


Linked here is a brief summary of how to use that system.


You can enter directly - Go to BoardDocs


Archives of Meeting Notices

(Note: This archive includes meeting materials before June 30, 2014)


Video Archives of Board of Education Meeting
(Note: Video archives are maintained for a period of 2 years)


Please call or e-mail Barb Osborn for assistance:
(608) 663-1659
bjosborn@madison.k12.wi.us