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Welcome!

 

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
  • Watch meetings live on YouTubeApprove 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.  

Date

Time

Location

Meeting Type

Topic(s)

WINTER BREAK – Dec. 23, 2019 through Jan. 3 – school resumes on Jan. 6, 2020

Monday
January 6

5 p.m.

Doyle

Rm. 103

Instruction Work Group

  • Community Schools

Tuesday
January 7

 4 p.m.

Glendale Elementary School

Library Media Center

Citizens Naming Committee

  • Public Input discussion
  • Next steps: need for further meetings, recommendation to Board of Education
 Friday
 January 10
 4 p.m.  Glendale Elementary
  School
 Library Media Center
 Citizens Naming Committee  
  • Public Input discussion
  • Next step: recommendation to Board of Education

Saturday
January 11

9 a.m.

Spark Building
Learning Lab

Board of Education Retreat

  • Referendum: Ways of Working for Phase II
  • Review and provide guidance for responding to racial incidents

Monday
January 13

5 p.m.


Doyle
Rm. 103

Operations Work Group

  • Building Excellence Referendum 2020: planning and community input summary
  • 2020/21 Budget Strategy Overview
  • Recommendation to rename Glendale Elementary School
 Monday
 January 13
 7 p.m.  Doyle
 Rm. 103
  Special meeting in closed
   session
  • Closed meeting

Tuesday
January 14

All Day

Various locations

Day in the District

Wednesday
January 15

All Day

Various locations

Day in the District

Thursday
January 16

All Day

Various locations

Day in the District

Friday
January 17

Noon

Doyle

Rm. 103

Special BOE meeting in closed session

  • Closed session

Monday
January 27

5:30 p.m.

Doyle
Rm. 103

Special BOE meeting in open session WORKSHOP

  • TBD

Monday
January 27

6 p.m.

Doyle

Auditorium

Regular Meeting

  • Superintendent's Report—School Improvement Planning (SIP) Process
  • Vote: Annual Capacity for Open Enrollment Determination
  • Vote: Administrator Retirement Plan Applicants
  • Vote: Proposal to rename Glendale Elementary School
  • Vote: Badger Rock Middle School Charter Renewal