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
January 8

5 p.m.

Instruction Work Group

  • Goals and metrics for next Strategic Framework
  • Student Services Allocation Model

Wednesday
January 10

5 p.m.

City Education Committee

  • cancelled
Wednesday
January 17
 
5 p.m. Education Resource Officer Ad Hoc Committee
  • Restorative Practices in MMSD
  • Subcommittee Reports
  • Small Group Questions
  • Next Steps
Monday
January 22
5 p.m. Special meeting in open session WORKSHOP
  • Strategic Framework input

Monday
January 22

6 p.m.

Operations Work Group

  • 2018/19 Budget
  • Employee Handbook Committee update
Monday
January 29
 
6 p.m. Regular Meeting
  • Superintendent's Report--National Equity Project
  • Vote:  Annual Capacity for Open Enrollment Determination
  • Vote:  Employment Policy (8005)
  • Vote:  Employee Handbook 
  • Vote:  Administrator Retirement Plan Applicants