Leopold Improvements Are On the Way

One way or another, an elementary school on Madison's south side will be getting an upgrade.

The Leopold elementary school will be getting a new cafeteria. The old cafeteria will be turned into classrooms.

Right now, the cost, which is about $350,000 a year for the next 10 years, will come out of the Madison Metropolitan School District's operating budget.

"If you weigh it against the other priorities, certainly the majority of the people who voted for this particular move, felt that solving this problem was more important that other things that we might be doing in our budget at this point in time," says Superintendent Art Rainwater.

Rainwater says the district will include the money for the Leopold addition in with another referendum for a new west side school this fall.
If that passes, the money will not be taken out of the operating budget, which pays for salaries, programs and other non–building expenses.

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