Read our preliminary budget recommendations

2016-17 Budget

Madison schools are on a mission to close the gaps in opportunity that lead to disparities in achievement and to ensure that every child graduates ready for college, career and community. We see our vision coming to life in schools every day. We are incredibly determined, and we are making progress across our district.
And we are making progress in a state environment that is incredibly challenging. We face yet another state budget that is not supportive of public schools, yet, despite these challenges, we've worked to take a smart, targeted approach to our budget - one that keeps us anchored to our strategy to raise student achievement for all and close gaps - while protecting classrooms. 
You can read more and see our full preliminary 2016-17 budget recommendations here, or a summary of those recommendations here.

Give us your feedback

All input is compiled and provided to the Board of Education for their decision-making process.
Or, attend an upcoming Board meeting to give your input. Meetings are held at the Doyle Administration Building at 545 West Dayton Street and materials are posted online before each meeting.
  • May 9: Board of Education Operations Workgroup
  • June 13: Board of Education Operations Workgroup
Stay tuned! Additional input sessions will be posted on this page. The Board of Education will vote on the preliminary budget on June 27.


Preliminary discussions of the 2016-17 budget development are taking place in January 2016.

From February through April, we will gather input from our community and staff as the budget is being developed. Similar to last year, we will invite input on priorities that should be preserved in the budget, efficiencies to help balance the budget and other feedback related to the budget process.

Between April and June, the board will have three reviews of the proposed budget and the community will have a chance to continue to provide input through public input sessions and a web-based feedback form.

The board expects to vote on a preliminary budget at a June 2016 regular board meeting.

2016 Budget Timeline

Please check back regularly throughout the process for more updates.