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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)

Wednesday
September 4

5 p.m.

Doyle
Rm. 103

Special meeting in open session WORKSHOP

  • Interviews with consulting firms to conduct superintendent search

Thursday
September 5

5 p.m.

Doyle
Rm. 103

Special meeting in open session WORKSHOP

  • Interview with consulting firm to conduct superintendent search

Monday
September 9

5 p.m.

Doyle
Rm. 103

Special meeting in open session WORKSHOP

  • Selection of consulting firm to conduct superintendent search

Wednesday
September 11

5 p.m.

Warner Park Community Recreation Center

City Education Committee

  • Election of chair and vice-chair
  • Overview of charge, name, structure, etc.
  • Review of survey results

Monday
September 16

5 p.m.


Doyle
Rm. 103

Operations Work Group

  • 2020-2021 Revenue and Beyond Outlook, including Referendum Discussion
  • 2020-2021 Annual Cash Flow Borrowing

Monday
September 16

6:15 p.m.

Doyle

Rm. 103

Special meeting in open session WORKSHOP followed by closed session

  • Vote: Contract with B.W.P. & Assoc. to conduct superintendent search
  • Closed meeting items

  Wednesday
   September 18

  4:30 p.m.   
  Doyle
  Rm. 103
  Special meeting in open
   session WORKSHOP
  • Planning meeting with consultant to conduct superintendent search

Monday
September 23

6 p.m.

Doyle
Auditorium

Regular Meeting

  • Vote:  Annual Cash Flow Borrowing
  • Vote:  Appointment of Hearing Examiner for 19/20 school year