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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.

  • Calendar
  • Meeting Agendas and notices (updated at noon on Fridays)
  • Contact Information

    Please let us know one week in advance by either calling 663-8440 to speak to Becca Colegial or e-mailing her at rscolegial@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.  



Meeting Type


January 8

5 p.m.

Instruction Work Group

  • Goals and metrics for next Strategic Framework
  • Student Services Allocation Model

January 10

5 p.m.

City Education Committee

  • cancelled
January 17
5 p.m. Education Resource Officer Ad Hoc Committee
  • Restorative Practices in MMSD
  • Subcommittee Reports
  • Small Group Questions
  • Next Steps
January 22
5 p.m. Special meeting in open session WORKSHOP
  • Strategic Framework input

January 22

6 p.m.

Operations Work Group

  • 2018/19 Budget
  • Employee Handbook Committee update
January 29
6 p.m. Regular Meeting
  • Superintendent's Report--National Equity Project
  • Vote:  Annual Capacity for Open Enrollment Determination
  • Vote:  Employment Policy (8005)
  • Vote:  Employee Handbook 
  • Vote:  Administrator Retirement Plan Applicants