Board of Education group photo

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


July 10

5 p.m.


  • Isthmus Montessori Academy (IMA) Contract

July 10

5:30 p.m.

Operations Work Group

  • Long-Range Facility Plan Update
  • Equity Policy

July 12

5 p.m.

City Education Committee

  • Agenda to come

July 26

5 p.m.

Education Resource Officer (ERO) Ad Hoc Committee

  • Agenda to come


July 31

6 p.m.

Regular Meeting

  • Superintendent's Report—Annual Report
  • Vote:  Equity Policy
  • Vote:  CBITS Partnership
  • Vote:  IMA Contract