Madeira City Schools has an excellent reputation for preparing our students for success, due in large part to the support and partnership with the residents of Madeira. The community has shown their support for a high-quality education with the November 2 passage of a 6.2 mill combined bond (1.0 mill) and operating (5.2 mill) levy.
Passage of the combined levy allows the district to build an addition to Madeira Elementary School (MES) that will support its growing enrollment, and will meet the district’s operating needs to support the excellent programs and opportunities that Madeira parents and residents have come to expect.
“It’s a tremendous honor and privilege to serve in such a wonderful school district and we’re appreciative and grateful for the continued support of our Madeira community,” said Madeira Superintendent Kenji Matsudo regarding the passage of the levy. “It took a tremendous team effort led by Residents for Madeira Schools (RMS) co-chairs Brian Kellett, Kristen Oyler, Jeanne Gulick, Tim Hemler, Mike Miller, and Barbara Turcotte. These parents and countless volunteers gave numerous hours of time and energy on behalf of a school district they love.”
In order to meet the growing class sizes, the district has already added additional classroom teachers, instructional aides, an assistant principal, and classroom space. Madeira Preschool was moved from MES to Madeira Silverwood Presbyterian Church, and modular classrooms were added at Madeira Elementary to create additional classroom space. An incoming Kindergarten class of over 160 students represents a sharp increase compared to recent graduating classes of around 100 students. Due to these findings, the district will be moving to a grades K-5 Madeira Elementary School and a grades 6-8 Madeira Middle School beginning in the 2023-2024 school year - all thanks to the passage of the levy.
“It’s a total team effort of our schools and community coming together and rallying around our kids,” said Rich Palmer, Madeira BOE President. “Our success as a school district has everything to do with a supportive Madeira community. We know it’s our investors that make it all possible which is why we will continue to be vigilant stewards of the district’s resources in ways that maximize opportunities for our kids.”
The Madeira City School District is proud to be one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the Greater Cincinnati area and will continue to take measures to retain its tradition of excellence.
Superintendent Matsudo added, “On behalf of our students and staff, I would like to thank the Madeira community for their continued support. We’re excited about continuing the excellence and ‘Magic in Madeira’ that makes our school and community so special.”