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    CapTimes: Community Group Launches Referendum Support Campaign

    Published in The CapTimes, January 14th, 2015

    "Community group launches support campaign for Madison $41 million school referendum"

    Written by: Pat Schneider


    A campaign in support of the Madison Metropolitan School District’s $41 million referendum is launching this week with the reactivation of Community and Schools Together, a nonprofit advocacy group.

    Organizers of the group, founded in support of a $23 million referendum overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2006, geared up for the 2015 referendum by revitalizing its Facebook page and adding a PayPal account to receive contributions. An upgrade of the group’s website is in the works.

    They are encouraging school district residents — parents of MMSD students, parents whose kids graduated from MMSD s schools, school employees and community members — to join with them, said Carousel Bayrd, mother of two Van Hise Elementary School students and vice-chair of the Dane County Board.

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  • WSJ: $41 Million Referendum Finalized

    Published in the Wisconsin State Journal, December 16th, 2014

    "$41 million Madison schools referendum proposal finalized"

    Written by: Molly Beck


    The Madison School District will ask voters to approve a $41 million school facilities referendum in April.

    The Madison School Board finalized the project list Monday after months of discussion.

    It unanimously approved a substitute referendum that adds $2 million to the previously discussed $39 million referendum. The additional $2 million would go toward technology infrastructure improvements included in the district’s technology plan that was adopted last school year.

    The proposal improves accessibility in 10 schools, adds classroom space to five school buildings considered to be too crowded to provide adequate learning environments and would renovate four schools that are in need of major upgrades, according to the district.

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