Last Monday, the Madison school board voted 5-2 to approve a preliminary 2020-2021 budget. The decision comes after a tumultuous financial year for the district as they struggle with fiscal estimates for the coming school year. As the state continues to cope with economic fallout from the pandemic, how much Madison schools will receive from […]
Wayne Strong is running for Seat 7 on the Madison Metropolitan School District’s Board of Education. Strong will be running against incumbent Nicki Vander Meulen on April 7th. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Strong about his campaign for the school board earlier today.
With local elections on the horizon, Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd begins her coverage of the candidates running for office. Today, she is joined in the studio by the three candidates for seat 6 on the Madison school board: Karen Ball, Maia Pearson, and Christina Gomez Schmidt. Over the course of the hour, the candidates introduce […]
The Madison School Board is down a member after Mary Burke abruptly quit last week. And they’ve got a lot of work to do. They’ve got a new superintendent to hire — and are gearing up to ask voters for several hundred million dollars to repair the aging high school buildings. Of the remaining members, […]
Today is the Wisconsin primary, be sure to get out and vote! With that, today Carousel talks with all three Madison School Board candidates – Thomas J. Mertz, Dean Loumos, and James Howard. They are all unopposed for 3-year-terms in the election today. The candidates stopped by to discuss their visions for our public schools. […]
MADISON (WORT) — To better understand this complicated public-private development deal, Dylan Brogan dives into the debate with plan supporter Mayor Paul Soglin and vocal critic, Madison School Board member TJ Mertz.