The Madison school board voted four to three last night to approve changes to the district’s employee handbook. The changes mean a switch to how the district reviews its teachers for personnel decisions. Notably, the changes remove seniority as the sole factor determining which teachers get laid off first. Under the new policies, seniority would […]
In a 6-1 vote on Monday, the School Board for the Madison Metropolitan School District approved two budgets for the upcoming school year. The first budget uses known revenue if the upcoming referenda fail, while a second “passing budget” uses money if they succeed and add $350 million for the school board to use. The […]
As the general election approaches, remember to vote down-ballot! On today’s show, we provide context and information about two referenda on the November 3 ballot to support Madison Metropolitan School District schools, one for operating costs (teachers, services) and one for capitol costs (building renovations and remodeling). Our guests are school board member Cris Carusi, […]
Interim Superintendent Jane Belmore says 2020 graduates will be celebrated in Madison’s first virtual graduation experience. Belmore says an in-person celebration will happen once it is safe to gather in large groups. “We’re also planning an in-person class of 2020 celebration event. Not a graduation ceremony, but a venue that will give our students, staff and […]
We pick back up with another edition of Meet the Candidates, this time for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) school board. For today’s show, Carousel interviews the candidates for seat 3, Cris Carusi and Kaleem Caire. They spend the hour discussing their priorities for the students and teachers of Madison’s K–12 school system.
The mission statement of the Madison Board of Education is “Every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school—college, career, and community ready.” In Madison, two of the seven seats on the Madison Board of Education are open. Today, Patty interviews Cris Carusi, Ali Muldrow, and Kate Toews, the […]