Caire is a member of the Wisconsin Technology Council board. 

The early-June compromise that paved the way for the state’s biennial budget may have also saved one Madison charter school, according to its leader.

One City Schools Founder and CEO Kaleem Caire said prior to the agreement — which increased funding for charter and voucher programs, public schools and local governments along with provisions limiting some local control in Milwaukee — he told One City’s board of directors that “we may have to give up our elementary and secondary schools.”

“We probably would have been looking at the closure of one or two of our schools by the end of next year,” he said.

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