MMSD Board of Education - Spring 2018Our 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.

Need a language interpreter at a board meeting?

Please let us know one week in advance by either calling 663-8440 to speak to Claudia Verhagen or e-mailing her at cmverhagen@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.  Please note that there is a time limit on public appearances of six minutes for those using interpretation services.  




Meeting Type


SPRING BREAK March 25-29

April 1

5 p.m.

Room 103

Instruction Work Group

  • Community Schools
  • Behavioral Health in Schools (BHS)
  • Nuestro Mundo, Inc. (NMI) Contract

April 15

4 p.m.

Room 103

Student Behavior Ad Hoc Committee

  • TBD

April 15

5 p.m.

Room 103

Operations Work Group

  • 2019/20 Preliminary Budget Development (wrap-up, benefits, early budget approvals)
  • BOE Policy 3540—Graduation Requirements
  • BOE Policy 4023--Internal Transfer

April 29

6 p.m.


Regular Meeting

  • Newly elected Board members take Oath of Office
  • Superintendent’s Report: Presentation of Proposed 2019/20 Preliminary Budget
  • Vote: NMI charter contract
  • Vote: Partnership renewal—BHS
  • Vote: Policy 4023-Internal Transfer
  • Vote: Policy 3540-Graduation Requirements
  • Vote: Budget early approvals