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May 8, 2019                                                                                                              Rep. Chris Taylor, 608-266-5342


Rep. Taylor’s Statement on the Resignation of MMSD Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham


MADISON – Today, Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham announced she would be resigning from as MMSD Superintendent after six years. In response, Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) issued the following statement:

“Jen Cheatham has been a great advocate for our public schools and public school children during her tenure as the Superintendent of MMSD, and she will be very much missed. In the wake of cut and gut funding at the state level for public education, she never hesitated to voice her strong opposition to these harmful and shortsighted tactics. She was part of a strong movement of superintendents speaking out at the state level for sustainable, consistent, and adequate state funding for our public schools, and she was a tenacious fighter for Madison schools and our children. As a policy maker and mother of two children in Madison public schools, I thank her for her service and her incredible tenacity in addressing lingering challenges, collaboratively considering solutions, and never wavering in her efforts to improve public education for every Madison child.”