MMSD: Support the Schools Madison's Students Deserve

MMSD: Support the Schools Madison's Students Deserve

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Madison Teachers Inc. started this petition to Madison Metropolitan School District - Board of Education and Superintendent

Madison Teachers Inc. (MTI) in partnership with families and community members are organizing a campaign for the “Schools Madison’s Students Deserve.”

The goal of the campaign is to encourage Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) to prioritize three pertinent issues for Madison’s public schools: 

  1. Student Centered Staffing
  2. Respect for Staff's Time
  3. Fair Pay

To the MMSD Board of Education and Superintendent Jenkins:

As parents, students, and MMSD community members, we know well-staffed schools provide students with the programming and stability they need to thrive.

The pandemic has left our public schools understaffed and under supported.  MMSD’s remaining staff are doing more with less, struggling to manage an unsustainable situation from which our students are bound to lose.

We join in solidarity with our local educators and remain committed to providing Madison’s youth with the education they deserve. We urge you to prioritize our students and classrooms and take the following measures to make MMSD a better place to learn and work.

Student Centered Staffing

  • No cuts to school-based positions
  • Smaller classes for a better learning environment (K-3: 18; 4-8: 25; 9-12: 28)
  • Enough support staff to meet student needs (1 social worker and 1 counselor per 250 students; 1 psychologist per 500 students; 1 nurse per 750 students)

Respect for Staff’s Time

  • Protected collaboration time for educational support professionals
  • 75% of professional development time should be staff-determined

Fair Pay

  • Routine annual budgeting for a full cost-of-living adjustment
  • Contract pay rate for all work beyond regular duties



A la Junta de Educación de MMSD y al Superintendente Jenkins:

Como padres, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad de MMSD, sabemos que las escuelas con un buen personal brindan a los estudiantes la programación y la estabilidad que necesitan para prosperar.

La pandemia ha dejado a nuestras escuelas públicas con poco personal y apoyo. El resto del personal de MMSD está haciendo más con menos, luchando por manejar una situación insostenible en la que nuestros estudiantes seguramente saldrán perdiendo.

Nos solidarizamos con nuestros educadores locales y seguimos comprometidos a brindar a los jóvenes de Madison la educación que se merecen. Lo instamos a priorizar a nuestros estudiantes y salones de clase y tomar las siguientes medidas para hacer de MMSD un mejor lugar para aprender y trabajar.

Dotación de personal centrada en el estudiante

  • Sin recortes en puestos escolares
  • Clases más pequeñas para un mejor ambiente de aprendizaje (K-3:18; 4-8:25; 9-12:28)
  • Suficiente personal de apoyo para satisfacer las necesidades de los estudiantes (1 trabajador social y 1 consejero por cada 250 estudiantes; 1 psicólogo por cada 500 estudiantes; 1 enfermera por cada 750 estudiantes)

Respeto por el tiempo del personal

  • Tiempo de colaboración protegido para profesionales de apoyo educativo
  • El 75 % del tiempo de desarrollo profesional debe ser determinado por el personal

Pago justo

  • Presupuesto anual de rutina para un ajuste completo del costo de vida
  • Tasa de pago del contrato para todo el trabajo más allá de los deberes regulares


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