Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, Wisconsin

Art Rainwater, Superintendent
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Minutes for Long Range Planning
March 27, 2007
Black Hawk Middle School
1402 Wyoming Way
Madison, Wisconsin

Long Range Planning Committee meeting was called to order by Chair Carol Carstensen at 6:32 p.m.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Carol Carstensen, Lawrie Kobza, Arlene Silveira

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: None

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT: None

STAFF PRESENT: Sue Abplanalp, Mary Gulbrandsen, Steve Hartley, Mary Kelley, Pam Nash, Sally Schultz

1. Long Range Facility Use Planning Process

Mary Gulbrandsen reviewed the process and steps that led to this meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to gather and share ideas to address potential school closings and consolidations for the East attendance area.

2. Ideas to Address the Use of Elementary and Middle School Facilities in the East Attendance Area in Relation to Proposed 2007-08 Budget Reductions

(Written materials provided in advance: Flyer announcing Informational Meetings for the Potential Consolidation and Closing of Schools in the Black Hawk Attendance Area - attached to the original of these minutes.)

Members of the audience asked questions and provided feedback about the ideas presented regarding closing and/or consolidating schools in the East Attendance Area.

Comment sheets were distributed and collected from the audience (the summary is attached to the original of these minutes).

3. Next Steps in the Process for Addressing Elementary Facility Use in the East Attendance Area

An additional meeting is scheduled for March 29, 2007 at Doyle.

4. Adjournment

The meeting ended at 8:50 p.m.

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