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2020 Referenda - Future Ready

2020 Refernda - Future Ready

On November 3, 2020 Madison voters approved an operating referendum and facilities referendum. Referenda 2020 will lift Madison up as a thriving, equitable, and inclusive community for generations to come. We thank our community, for their faith and resolve, even during these challenging times, to entrust us with a tremendous responsibility: make good on their investment in our schools and our children; and provide our students the best possible opportunity to be career, college and community ready.

Our goal all along has been to listen to the community, respond to your input, and encourage people to participate in the process. As we move through the implementation of the referenda we will continue to listen and provide opportunities for feedback. Thank you for your engagement in each step of the process. We are so proud to be a part of a community that believes in the value of providing an innovative, equity-driven educational experience for our students in well-maintained facilities. #MMSDfamily

$317M — Most pressing building projects in support of our academic vision

$33M — Continue our momentum in equitable opportunities, rich programming and retaining high-quality staff

$6M year 1, $8M year 2, $9M year 3, $10 M year 4
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Allow Madison’s public schools to continue and grow strategic equity projects aimed at disrupting societal and historical inequities and eliminating disparities based on race and socioeconomic status.
Part of a $33 million operational investment

Rocket Ship

Allow our schools to preserve vital student programming in the arts, music, science, technology, athletics and more, giving Madison’s future citizens and leaders a wide breadth of foundational experiences.
Part of a $33 million operational investment

Blue Ribbon

Place and maintain highly qualified educators in our classrooms, with a focus on teachers of color and avoiding teacher layoffs that result in increased class sizes.
Part of a $33 million operational investment

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2020 Referenda FAQs

Facilities Referendum Questions

Operating Referendum Questions

General and Historical Questions

I still have questions. How can I learn more?

You are welcome to send your questions by emailing referendum@madison.k12.wi.us.