At its meeting last night, the Madison Board of Education voted unanimously to rename Falk Elementary, located on the city’s west side, in honor of Milele Chikasa Anana. Chikasa Anana was a trailblazing Black Madisonian who, among a host of other accomplishments, was the first Black person to be elected to Madison’s school board. The […]
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 […]
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, […]