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Alder Rebecca Kemble

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Alder Rebecca Kemble

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Home Address:

4217 School Rd
Madison , WI 53704

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Kemble’s Blog

Support the Land Swap at the School Board Meeting on Monday

January 23, 2021 7:12 PM

Last month I updated you on the status of the Annex Group proposed development at the corner of CV and Wheeler. In that update I mentioned that there is a proposed land swap between the Madison Metropolitan School District and the DeForest Area School district that would bring that parcel and the Raemisch Farm parcel to the south into MMSD so that any children living there in the future would be able to attend Madison schools instead of having to be bussed to Windsor and DeForest. 

You may have seen Scott Girard's article about this in the Cap Times last week. This Monday, January 25 the MMSD School Board will formally vote on the proposal. You can see the details here and in the photo below. The red triangle to the east is currently within MMSD's taxing jurisdiction while the green areas are in DeForest. The agreement is to swap them so that the red will be in DeForest and the green in MMSD.

MMSD-DeForest Land Swap

If you'd like to register your support for this item you can write to and let them know you support item 7.2 "MMSD Land Attachment/Detachment Agreement with the DeForest Area School District".

Thanks to all the neighbors who raised concerns about this during our meetings this summer, and thanks to the MMSD and City of Madison Planning staff who worked so hard to develop a plan that works for everyone, especially Northside kids!

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