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.  




Meeting Type


July 8

5 p.m.

Rm. 103

Special meeting in Open Session-WORKSHOP

  • Permanent Superintendent Search   
  • Process for Filling a Current Vacancy on the Board of Education

July 15

5 p.m.

Rm. 103

Operations Work Group

  • Building Excellence Update
  July 15
  6 p.m.   Doyle
  Rm. 103

  Special Meeting in Open 

  • Ethics Discussion
  • Board Direction on Budget Reserve
  July 22
  5 p.m.   Doyle
  Rm 103
  Special meeting in Closed
  Session followed by Open    Session--WORKSHOP
  • Closed item
  • Appointment of Individual to Fill Current Vacancy on the Board of Education

July 29

6 p.m.


Regular Meeting

  • Vote: At-Risk Plan 
  • Vote: Closeout Behavior Ad Hoc Committee
  • Annual announcement re: Academic Standards
  • Vote: La Follette/East renaming proposals for within the building