Español Over the next two decades MMSD student enrollment will increase as the city of Madison continues to grow and prosper. Along with our students, families, staff and community, we are developing a set of planning tools called Building Excellence, to address this growth and ensure our facilities serve teaching and learning throughout the district.

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A different kind of
facilities planning process

Building Excellence is a living set of resources that will be used to initiate a new approach to long-range facility planning. Unlike a fixed plan that lays out a district-wide project list and timeline, our approach taps into an ever-growing database of information about each of the five project areas below (Attendance Areas, Community Growth Projections, Building Assessments, Instructional Design Needs, and Community Engagement). Building Excellence provides resources to identify and prioritize needs through a cyclical process that will allow for greater transparency and accountability, and this new approach will ensure that our facilities equitably serve teaching and learning needs district-wide.
Below you will find some of the resources that make up Building Excellence, which will be continuously updated to ensure decision-makers have the most accurate information to make facilities planning decisions. To learn more about our Capital Planning strategies that will be utilized for maintenance and major construction projects, please see slide 9 in the January Board of Education presentation.

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2015 Referendum Projects

In April 2015, Madison voters authorized funding for a forty-one millon dollar ($41,000,000) school facility improvement plan. The projects occured in sixteen MMSD schools during a thirty-six month period, ending June 30, 2018. A summary of the project and its outcome can be found here.

Attendance Areas

Community Growth Projections

Building Assessments

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to view an interactive resource
on building condition in MMSD

Instructional Design Needs

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Community Engagement

With this comprehensive information in hand, the Madison Board of Education can make insightful, proactive decisions about our school buildings that reflect our community’s priorities and values.

Timeline of developing these resources with your input

We are following a three-phase plan to engage our students, staff, families and community members in the development of this strategy. We are currently in Phase 3 and we need your feedback to move forward. Please read through the resources above and click below to give your feedback. Thank you!

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