On September 13, the administration for the Madison Metropolitan School District advised the Long Range Planning Committee of the Board of Education that the district needs $27M for maintenance projects between 2005 and 2010.
A referendum would be necessary to raise this amount, because the administration is seeking a total of $46M for maintenance over the five years. The $27M would be in addition to $19M that the Board will spend on maintenance if it continues to earmark $3.8M from each annual operating budget for maintenance.
At the meeting the LRP and its advisory members reviewed documents summarizing this recommendation. The administration also offered a PowerPoint presentation in support of its recommendation. Here is the administration’s presentation for your review: PDF Version
Member, Madison Board of Education, 1997 to present