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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)


Monday
August 5

5 p.m.


Doyle
Rm. 103

Instruction Work Group

  • English Language Learner (ELL) Plan Evaluation
  • Review Cycles

Monday
August 5

6 p.m.

Doyle
Rm. 103

Special Meeting in Closed Session

  • Closed meeting

Monday

August 12
 

5 p.m.


Doyle
Rm. 103

Special meeting—Open Session WORKSHOP

  • 2019/20 Board Organizational Meeting
  • Educational Equity Tool

Wednesday
August 14

5 p.m.


Madison Municipal Building
Rm. 302

City Education Committee

  • Agenda TBD

Monday

August 19

5 p.m.


Doyle

Rm. 103

Special Meeting in Closed session followed by Open Session WORKSHOP

  • Closed meeting
  • Permanent Superintendent Search Process--Discussion relative to Responses to Request for Proposal for a Consulting Firm

Monday
August 26

6 p.m.



Doyle Auditorium

Regular Meeting

  • Superintendent's Report—Annual Report and Start of School
  • Vote: Review Cycles
  • Vote: Educational Equity Tool
  • Vote: Amendments to Tax Incremental District (TID) #35 and #41