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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


November 6

5 p.m.

Instruction Work Group

  • 2017 Summer School Report and 2018 Recommendations
  • Classroom and School Staffing/Class Size Policy

November 13

5 p.m.

Operations Work Group

  • Human Resources Strategy and Compensation
  • Human Resources Report/Affirmative Action Plan

November 20

6:30 p.m.

Special Meeting in Open Session WORKSHOP

  • Student Recognition Ceremony

November 27

6 p.m.

Regular Meeting

  • Superintendent's Report—Teachers of Color Advisory Group Recommendations
  • Vote:  Policy 8005--Employment
  • Vote:  Affirmative Action Plan
  • Vote:  Summer School 2018