In April 2019, the Madison School Board adopted a resolution to have the district use 100% renewable energy by 2040.

The three-and-a-half years since have seen enormous challenges for the education world amid the onset of the pandemic less than a year after the nonbinding resolution. On Monday, the board discussed options to meet that original goal or move it back by a decade given the complexity of the work involved and likely high initial costs.

Students during public comment asked the board to stick to its plan. Memorial High School junior and MMSD Student Senate member Christine Negovani said delaying the plan would not align with the district’s own strategic framework goal of having high expectations for all.

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