Elementary Strings Rally A Success

About forty elementary string students serenaded the School Board members as they entered the McDaniels Auditorium Monday evening, May 3rd. Nearly 200 parents and children filled the auditorium to demonstrate to School Board members their support for the academic program.
If you have not written the School Board about the strings program, take a moment to compose an e-mail. Ask your children if they want to write a letter to School Board members (545 W. Dayton Street, Madison, 53703) – School Board members read these letters AND THEY DO MATTER.
MMSD School Board e-mail: comments@madison.k12.wi.us
Public Hearing on the Budget – May 13 5:00 p.m. in the McDaniels Auditorium.

The MMSD School Board members will be submitting amendments to the proposed budget cuts. At this time elementary strings is not part of the proposed cuts but that does not mean that a School Board member could not propose cutting the program. Here’s the current published budget schedule
May 5 – School Board member budget amendments due at Doyle by 3 p.m.
May 10 – Board workshop to discuss amendments to the budget cut.
May 13 – Public Hearing on the Budget
May 17 – Budget workshop to discuss additional budget amendments
May 24 – Budget workshop – determine layoffs
Letters in support of the elementary strings program are very helpful. The BOE does read their mail. If you haven’t written yet, please consider writing board members. If you’ve already written but have another idea, write again.
School Board email: comments@mmsd.k12.wi.us.