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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


October 2

5 p.m.

Instruction Work Group

  • Middle School Start Time Update
  • At-Risk/Opportunity Youth Project
  • Pathways Year One Evaluation

October 7

8 a.m.

Board Retreat

  • 2018-19 Strategic Framework
October 23
5 p.m. Special meeting in closed session Closed session

October 23

5:15 p.m.

Operations Work Group

  • 2017/18 Budget/Tax Levy Final Update
  • 2018/19 Budget Process Overview

October 23

6:00 p.m.

Special Meeting in Open Session WORKSHOP

  • Core Values for Strategic Framework

October 25

5 p.m.

Education Resource Officer (ERO) Ad Hoc Committee

  • Updated Potential Recommendations
  • Small Work Group Plans
  • Internal Work Team Report (MMSD and MPD)
  • ERO Contract Timelines
  • Committee Timeline

October 30

6 p.m.

Regular Meeting

  • Superintendent's Report—Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN)/African American Student Strategic Council Recommendations
  • Public Hearing re: 2017/18 Budget Finalization
  • Vote: Adoption of 2017/18 Budget and Certification of Tax Levy