Madison Metropolitan School District
Madison, Wisconsin

Art Rainwater, Superintendent
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Minutes for Long Range Planning
April 12, 2007
Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
Madison, Wisconsin

Long Range Planning Committee meeting was called to order by Chair Carol Carstensen at 6:30 p.m.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Carol Carstensen, Lawrie Kobza, Arlene Silveira

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Lucy Mathiak, Ruth Robarts, Shwaw Vang

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT: None

STAFF PRESENT: Sue Abplanalp, Mary Gulbrandsen, Steve Hartley

OTHERS PRESENT: Board Members-Elect Maya Cole and Beth Moss

1. Long Range Facility Use Planning Process

Mary Gulbrandsen reviewed the process and steps that led to this meeting. The purpose of the 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 material provided at the meeting: PowerPoint presentation titled, Facility Planning dated 4/12/07 - attached to the original copy of these minutes.)

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

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

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

The Board of Education will continue to hold open meetings as the proposed budget is discussed and will hold public hearings on April 17 and 19, 2007.

4. Adjournment

The meeting ended at 8 p.m.

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