General Information

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The MCPASD Board of Education consists of nine citizens from specific geographic areas of the District, who serve a term of three years and/or until their successors are elected and qualified. Terms are arranged so that three new seats are open for election each year. Board of Education members are selected from specific geographic areas, but represent the District as a whole. During elections, residents vote for candidates in all areas.

Meeting Times and Place

The Board of Education generally meets the second and fourth Monday of each month, with the exception of Monday evenings which fall on holidays, spring or winter break, or when it is not deemed necessary by the Board. These meetings are usually held in the District Administrative Center, 7106 South Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.  If the location or time of the meeting is changed, the details will be listed on the Board meeting posting, and will be listed on the web. The format of the meetings include a Discussion meeting on the second Monday and a Business meeting on the fourth Monday of the month.

2016-17 Remaining Meeting Schedule

Monday, May 22 - 6 p.m., DSC (joint FPC-Board meeting followed by regular meeting)

Monday, June 12 - 6 p.m., DSC (joint FPC-Board meeting followed by regular meeting)

Monday, June 19 - 5:30 p.m., DSC (agenda setting)

Monday, June 26 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Finance Committee, 5:30 p.m.

2017-18 Meeting Schedule

Monday, July 10 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 14 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 28 - 7:30 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

Monday, Sept. 11 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 18 - 7 p.m., DSC (annual meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 6:15 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 25 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

Monday, Oct. 9 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 23 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Board Round Table, 5:45 p.m. (Northside, Sauk Trail, Park, 4K/EC)

Monday, Nov. 13 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 20 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Board Round Table, 5:45 p.m. (Glacier Creek, Kromrey)

Monday, Dec. 4 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 11 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Board Round Table, 5:45 p.m. (Elm Lawn, Sunset Ridge, West Middleton)

Monday, Jan. 8 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 22 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Board round table, 5:45 p.m. (MHS, CSCS, 21st Century eSchool)

Monday, Feb. 12 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 26 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

Monday, March 12 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, March 19 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

Monday, April 9 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, April 23 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

Monday, May 7 - 6 p.m., DSC (board development)

Monday, May 14 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, May 21 - 7 p.m. (DSC (regular meeting)

Monday, June 11 - 7 p.m., DSC (regular meeting)

  • Agenda Setting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee, 6 p.m.

Monday, June 25 - 7 p.m., DAC (regular meeting)

2017-18 Meeting Schedule

How do I find what is on the Agenda?

The agenda for the Board of Education meeting is posted on this web site the Wednesday before the meeting. It is also published in the Middleton Times-Tribune and Dane County News the Thursday before the meeting, as well as available at the District Administrative Center (DAC). A copy is also faxed to the City of Middleton and the Village of Cross Plains for posting

Does the Agenda follow a specific order?

Generally, the business agenda includes: Call to order and roll call, Approval of Board meeting minutes, Special Recognitions, Consent Agenda, Financial Reports, Communications - Correspondence, Public Appearances, Old Business, New Business, Other Administrative, Superintendent's Reports, Board of Education Reports, and Adjournment. The agenda for the Discussion meeting includes Special Recognitions, Consent Agenda and New Business, as well as one or two topics of discussion.

What is 'Consent Agenda'?

In the interest of time, certain 'Housekeeping' agenda items may be placed on Consent Agenda. Generally, these items have been reviewed by Board members through documentation received prior to the meeting and require no discussion. At the beginning of the meeting, the Board President will make suggestions of Board agenda items to be addressed with one motion. Board members have the option of accepting or rejecting the agenda item for the Consent Agenda. Only items receiving a unanimous vote may be on the Consent Agenda.

If I write a letter to the Board, how will it be recognized?

Written communication to the Board is acknowledged under the communications portion of the agenda. If you write a letter to the Board President, and send it care of the District Administrative Center, the letter will be reviewed by each Board member before or during the meeting.

What should I do if I want to make a public appearance to the Board?

You are welcome to make a public appearance of up to 3 minutes during the communication portion of the meeting. Please register with the Board President or designee prior to the beginning of the meeting, or through the Superintendent's office during office hours (829-9004). You will be asked to state your name and address for public records. The Board will listen to all concerns, but may not necessarily take action that evening. The Board can only address an item if it appears on the agenda that evening.

Where can I find the minutes from the previous meeting?

Official minutes of the previous special and regular Board meetings are published on this web site, and in the Middleton Times-Tribune after they have been approved by the Board of Education. Minutes are also available through the Superintendent's office.

How can I find out about the School District's Policies and Procedures?

The District's Administraive Policies and Procedures along with the Board's Policies are available on the District website. You can search for policies by number or by key words or phrases.