Let’s make sure EVERY Madison Public School
is a place where every child can thrive.
Two potential 2020 referenda would allow the Madison Metropolitan School District to take action on the most pressing projects in support of their academic vision and to continue the positive momentum as a district.
It takes engagement from the whole community to make our schools – and our Madison – great! We need YOU to stay tuned – right here! – for latest referendum news, context and calls to action.
We need YOU to help Schools Make Madison.
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Read MMSD's "Halftime Report" on Referenda potential
Since September, MMSD has met with the community to hear what people think about the potential referenda, and presented a mid-process report (aka “halftime report”) to the Board of Education on Monday, November 11. The report included a preliminary analysis of feedback collected from 31 input sessions, 132 feedback forms, session notes, and participant comments and questions.
Read MMSD's "Final Report" on Referenda potential
Since September, MMSD has worked hard to gather community feedback on a potential 2020 referendum. District staff have processed the information and presented a final report to the Board of Education on Monday, January 13. Their analysis is based on feedback received from nearly 1,000 participants at community input sessions and over 4,000 survey respondents. The Board of Education will review this report and hopes to vote by March on what referenda questions will be on the November ballot.
Explore the MMSD Referendum Web Pages
Click the image above to learn more about the needs of our public schools and detailed plans for improvements facilitated by potential referendum votes.
Further Updates on Community Input Sessions
Our Development Assistant, Sam Schneider, was thrilled to have participated in the GRUMPS forum on 10/29 regarding a potential Madison Metropolitan School District 2020 referendum. Read about his time as an “Honorary GRUMP” here.
Hear Directly From Key District Staff On Their Proposed Plans
Referendum in the News
From The Cap Times, 01-14-19:
“Madison School Board members want to vote on referenda in March”
From the Wisconsin State Journal, 01-14-19:
“An elementary move for equity”
From The Cap Times, 11-12-19:
“MMSD capital referendum gets ‘general support’ in early outreach sessions, district says”
From WKOW, 11-06-19:
“MMSD staff continues to probe community about property tax increases”
From News 3 Now, 10-22-19:
MMSD Still Seeking Community Input on a Potential 2020 Referendum
We believe that Schools Make Madison
As a whole community, we have the wonderful opportunity to work together in support of our public schools. Here at the Foundation, we are pleased to be the “go-to” partner to the Madison Metropolitan School District, because we believe in the district’s potential to make every public school in Madison a place where every student can thrive. Join us in being part of a community who knows that Schools Make Madison!